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Everyone dreams of having a perfectly clear and smooth skin. Those who have a menacingly pervasive acne problem are so obsessed in seeing their clear-skin dreams come true, that they’re willing to do everything at their disposal to correct the situation.

Types of Chemical Peels

At Blair Med Spa we have different types of Chemical Peels , suited for all problematic skin types.  We carry PCA Chemical Peels , Image Chemical Peels, & Skinceutical Peels.

When we come across the term ‘chemical’, thoughts immediately pour into our mind whether we are at risk of something dangerous to our skin. Chemical peels have, for quite some time now, remained a widely popular method of improving the texture of skin.

There are different types of chemical peels, each differently and uniquely suited depending on the specific needs of the client. Each type varies in how deep it penetrates into the skin to promote exfoliation. The main types are:

1) Alpha hydroxyl acid peel (AHA): It’s the most widely used chemical peel since it mostly constitutes natural components. Given its mildness, it works by first exfoliating the skin, then loosening it and finally by removing the skin’s dead cells over the surface. However, results require patience and some time to sprout.

2) Beta hydroxyl acid peel (BHA): This methodology is more effective than AHA because it goes much deeper into the skin to remove dead cells and control oil levels in skin. Salicylic acid makes BHA more efficient than its counterpart, making it more popular than AHA in general.

3) Retinoic peel: This kind of chemical peeling makes it essential to be undertaken by a qualified professional or a dermatology specialist. It’s much more difficult, but also highly effective in erasing uneven spots, eliminating wrinkles and even scars. The Retinoic peel usually goes hand in hand with Jessner peel. It is capable of delving much deeper into the skin than the BHA.

4) Phenol Peel: This is perhaps the strongest kind of peel that delivers results that are most satisfactory. The Phenol peel is highly recommended by physicians to treat aged skin, wrinkles and deep scars. Despite its immediate results, the phenol peel increases risk of hyper-pigmentation, which means that it’ll take some time for the client’s skin to recover.

4) Tri-choloro-acetic Peel is the kind of chemical peel that lies in the middle of the spectrum between AHA and Phenol peels. It’s mostly suited to all skin types and hence is the most adaptive form of peel. Given its versatility, it only delivers moderate results when it comes to skin peeling and evening the skin tone.

What to Expect with a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are gaining popularity rapidly generally because it’s swift way to improve your skin. However, there are a number of things one has keep in mind before proceeding to undergo chemical procedures.

If you thought chemical peeling would be painless, you’re in for a surprise. Peeling is quite effective but highly uncomfortable for most. It depends on the strength of the chemical being applied over the skin as well as how long it’s applied. More exposure to chemical will yield more pain and the deeper the peel, the longer it’ll take to heal. With every pinch and burn one experiences, the outcomes are as splendid; you get a much clearer skin. Well, after all, no pain no gain right?

The important step is to follow all the precautions after your treatment. Facial skin gets extremely vulnerable to irritants after having undergone the process of chemical peeling. Getting out in the sun should be avoided, but if you really have to go out make sure you’re using a sunscreen. Furthermore, it’s important to moisturize and cleanse your skin every now and then.

If acne has gotten to your head and you’re serious about getting it treated through chemical peeling, make sure you’ve researched and weighed all your options objectively.

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