Chemical peels use any number of different solutions (buffered or unbuffered alpha and beta hydroxy acids*) to improve and smooth the texture of the skin of the face, neck, and chest by removing the damaged outer layers, called the stratum corneum. Chemical peeling is an innovative, non-surgical way to combat all skin issues from aging and sun damage to acne and rosacea. (check out this article The Best of Los Angeles Beauty).
* Some of the acids to choose from are glycolic, salicylic, lactic, retinoic, tca and jessners, as well as, Skin Savvy's favorites: the VI Peel, and our latest and most exciting addition the Apeele!
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Everyone can benefit from chemical peeling in much the same way as everyone can benefit from having their teeth cleaned.
During your consultation and assessment, your nurse will discuss with you, your goals and tolerance for downtime, your lifestyle and concerns. After the assessment, your nurse will describe the best treatment options for you to achieve your goals within the established boundaries of downtime and discomfort. Each peel is a different application and recovery process. They will be discussed with you in detail before you make a decision of which one to do.
Depending on the level of intensity decided upon, between 2-6 peels will be recommended. The more deeply penetrating a peel is the less you have to do and the longer the results will last, like 2 or 3 per year. If you choose the more superficial peels you may have to do a series of 4-6 and then maintain every 4-6 weeks. You can enhance the longevity of your peels results by using professional and medical grade skincare products, and especially with topical Retin A. If you apply liquid makeup and use drug store and or department store skin care products you will lose your results more quickly.