Peeling facials, also known as chemical peels, are a type of facial that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the skin. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, peeling facials reveal a smoother, brighter, and more youthful complexion.
There are several types of chemical peels available, each with different strengths and formulations. Some peels use alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic or lactic acid, while others use beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid. There are also peels that use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or a combination of these ingredients.
Peeling facials can be customized to suit different skin types and concerns. For example, a gentle peel might be recommended for those with sensitive skin or mild concerns, while a stronger peel might be better for someone with more severe issues such as acne scarring or hyperpigmentation.
Benefits of Peeling Facials
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- Reducing the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Unclogging pores and reducing the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads
- Boosting collagen production, which can help plump up the skin and reduce the signs of aging
What to Expect During a Peeling Facial
Before your peeling facial, your esthetician will assess your skin and recommend the best type of peel for your concerns. They will also provide you with pre-treatment instructions, which may include avoiding certain skincare products and medications.
During the treatment, the peel solution will be applied to your skin using a brush or cotton swab. You may feel a mild tingling or burning sensation, which is normal. After a few minutes, the solution will be neutralized with water and removed from your skin.
After the treatment, your skin may be slightly red and sensitive. You should avoid sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin. Your esthetician will provide you with post-treatment instructions, which may include using specific skincare products and avoiding certain activities for a few days.
If you’re interested in a peeling facial, contact us to book an appointment with one of our experienced estheticians. We’ll help you choose the right peel for your concerns and provide you with personalized skincare advice to help you maintain your results.