What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are the application of a chemical agent to the skin used to create an injury of a specific skin depth with the goal of removing the top layer of the skin and stimulating new skin growth resulting in improved surface texture and appearance. The exfoliative effect of chemical peels removes dead and damaged skin cells and stimulates new collagen with more evenly distributed melanin leaving the skin youthful and radiant.
There are a variety of chemicals that can be used, which each react differently on the skin, but all are considered as chemical exfoliators. Different options of peels are:
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (e.g., Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid)
- Beta Hydroxy Acids (e.g., Salicylic Acid)
- Enzymes from natural ingredients like Papaya and Pumpkin
- Pure peels such as our self neutralising retinol peel
- Or blended peels that contain mixed ingredients
The purpose of all these treatments AHAs, BHAs, pure or blended treatments is to exfoliate the skin. Depending on the concentration, these peels will remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, or it may remove the whole outermost layer.