Chemical peels are procedures that accelerate skin exfoliation to promote subsequent regeneration of the epidermis and dermis. The outer layers of the skin will peel off, giving way to a renewed skin, more luminous and with fewer imperfections.
To that end, the professional uses specific chemicals at precise concentrations depending on the skin sensitivity of the patient and the desired outcome. Chemical peels can be used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. In this post, we will focus on chemical peels for skin rejuvenation. These are cosmetic procedures that can achieve outstanding results.
WHO SHOULD USE A CHEMICAL PEEL FOR SKIN REJUVENATION?
Chemical peels can visibly reduce fine lines, mild wrinkles, and different types of dark patches. However, for severe wrinkles and folds, mesotherapy treatments or hyaluronic acid fillers would be more appropriate.
The exfoliating action of any peel has antiaging effects per se. The new skin will always look younger. Besides, specific peels for skin rejuvenation contain ingredients that enhance skin glow, even the skin tone, and stimulate skin bio-revitalization. Today, innovation in the production of chemical peels permits not only to include acids as fundamental components but also other active ingredients that contribute to the production of skin proteins and to homogenize the color of the skin.
Some chemical peels can effectively attenuate hyperpigmentation and help to inhibit its triggering factors, achieving long-lasting effects in this respect. In fact, chemical peels are well known for their whitening and brightening effects. That is why they are so popular for the treatment of skin photoaging.
Chemical peels are more advisable and beneficial for fair skin tones. Darker skin phototypes, III- VI according with Fitzpatrick scale, can react with rebound pigmentation. Therefore, only very soft chemical peels are recommended for dark skin phototypes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on the intensity of the chemical peel, desquamation can last for a few days. While for a light chemical peel, the results are immediate or almost immediate, for an intense one, the skin needs some days to recover. Intense peels may present skin redness at first, followed by scaling that can last for a week.
Once the skin has peel off, the results may show:
- A more radiant skin.
- Enhanced skin glow and luminosity.
- Attenuation of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Significant reduction of hyperpigmentation or dark patches.
- Even skin tone.
INNOAESTHETICS CHEMICAL PEELS FOR SKIN REJUVENATION
Here a selection of some of our chemical peels for skin aging and photoaging.
INNO-EXFO® LIGHTENING visibly fades dark patches and attenuates wrinkles.
Professional chemical peel for the treatment of photoaging levels I and II.
Includes Vitamin A, Lactic Acid, and Salicylic Acid among others.
INNO-EXFO® MCA 35 effectively revitalizes and energizes the skin.
Professional chemical exfoliation with Chloroacetic and Salicylic Acid.
This peel rejuvenates the skin and helps to even the skin tone.
INNO-EXFO ® BIO C has immediate rejuvenating and glowing effects
Two-step soft peel for skin luminosity and revitalization that does not need recovery time at all. It includes some key ingredients such as Lactobionic, Mandelic, Lactic, Ascorbic (Vitamin C), and Hyaluronic Acid, among others.
Before and after a chemical peel, you should avoid any external stressors that can affect your skin. Besides, your new skin may be more sensitive for a few days.
- Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after the peel.
- Do not use depilatory wax or other hair removal products for a week before and after the procedure.
- Talk to your specialist if under medication.
- Patients who have been under Accutane medication should wait for at least 6 months after the last Accutane intake before a chemical peel.
- Chemical peels are generally for professional use only. The procedure may be performed in-office by a skin expert.
- Only very soft peels can be used at home, and only if they are specific for home use. Performing an intense chemical peel without professional help can have consequences.