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What is Skin Peels and which is best for each skin type?

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

Skin peels sound drastic, but they are now a much gentler kind of treatment than they used to be. A skin peel or chemical peel is a deep exfoliation that is mostly safe for all skin types.

If you’ve never had a chemical peel before, you may be wondering what this treatment even is. Simply speaking, chemical peels are exactly what their name suggests. They are facial treatments that use chemicals (commonly-used ingredients include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or Lactic acid) to peel layers of skin, revealing healthy, new skin below. There are many different types of chemical peels. Depending on your specific needs and your Therapist recommendation, you may choose a chemical peel option that ranges from very light (just the surface of the skin) to improve uneven skin tone and other mild symptoms, or you may choose a chemical peel that goes deeper to address fine lines, wrinkles, scars (including acne scars), adult acne symptoms, and other concerns.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels offer improved appearance for a wide range of skin tone and texture concerns. However, peels aren’t appropriate for every cosmetic need. Specifically, chemical peels aren’t recommended if your scars or wrinkles are very deep, and peels aren’t able to tighten sagging skin. For the most part, reasonably healthy people can safely receive chemical peels, but there are some health conditions and skin characteristics that make chemical peels less effective and increase the risk of adverse effects, including:

  • Individuals who are receiving isotretinoin treatment for acne

  • Individuals who have a personal or family history of scar tissue abnormalities such as keloid scars

  • Women who are nursing, breastfeeding, or actively trying to get pregnant

  • Anyone with open sores, lesions, infections, or poorly managed chronic skin conditions

  • People who spend large amounts of time outdoors receiving direct sun exposure

  • Individuals with naturally darker skin tone may be at an increased risk for pigmentation concerns related to chemical peels.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

In most cases, chemical peels are performed in your Skin clinic with no anesthesia or mild local numbing. For clients who are receiving deeper chemical peels, (noramlly performed by a Dermatologist) mild sedative medication may be used on the day of the procedure. Before your therapist begins the process, they cleanse and dry the skin thoroughly, and then use thick emollients, gauze, or other methods to protect your eyes, hair, nose, and mouth.

The peel itself involves applying a chemical solution to the skin and allowing it to sit. You may notice some stinging or discomfort as the solution sits on the skin. Then, depending on the type of chemical peel used, the therapist may apply a neutralizing agent to the treatment area. Most often the entire area is treated at once.

One Treatment is Great, but Multiple Chemical Peels Deliver Maximum Results

Many people think they’ll achieve the results they want after just one chemical peel. It usually takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes. Most people notice some improvement after their first chemical peel, but with multiple treatments over the span of several months, clients will be astonished by how much better their skin looks. This is why the PuraPeel is perfect, not only are you revealing new skin with the dermabrasion but with this fantastic method clients also receive a skin peel in combination of the maintenance facial.

The PuraPeel Peel series are made with organic extracts that are not only great for your skin but also helps you achieve optimal results.

The PuraClear Peel

The PuraClear Peel is a Peel containing 30% Salicylic Acid with a Ph of 2.9.

The PuraClear is specifically catered to clients with acne, breakout prone skin. It targets bacteria, blemishes and dark spots. It helps clear out the pores, controls excess sebum, and reduces the appearance of acne marks.

It effectively removes blackheads, and reduce creases on the skin such as the one found near the lips.

The PuraGlow Peel

The PuraGlow peel in our PuraPeel range contains 40% Glycolic Acid Peel with a pH of 2.9

A skin renewal peel, that lightens hyperpigmentation, delivers immediate glow and smoothskin texture, evens out the skin tone, and helps reduce freckles, fine lines and wrinkles.

It helps make skin dents appear more shallow, making it nearly invisible. It focuses on removing dead skin cells and debris, leaving skin fresh like a baby!

The PuraBrightening Peel

The PuraBrightening Peel contains 40% Lactic Acid with a pH of 2.9, PuraBrightening Peel is known to effectively brighten and lighten skin tone, and helps to refine pores and smoothens fine lines.

The PuraPerfecting Peel

The PuraPerfecting Peel is a light peel solution targets for entry level clients or clients with the most sensitive of skins. PuraPerfecting Peel contains Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, and Salicylic acid that is very effective to reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and evens out the skin tone.

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