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The Benefits of a Chemical Peel

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an intensive exfoliator for the surface of the skin used to treat a variety of skincare conditions. They are most effective at enhancing cell turnover and improving the appearance on the surface of the skin.

What is in a chemical peel?

The physical solutions used in these chemical peel treatments fall into two general categories: water-soluble acids including alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and trichloroacetic acid (TCAs), and oil-soluble acids such beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). Some acids are both water and oil soluble, such as mandelic acid and resorcinol. In general, AHAs have a less drying effect than BHAs on the skin.

How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels improve the texture and appearance of the skin by shedding off the outer layers of the skin. This solution works by reacting with the upper layer of the skin to efficiently dissolve the bonds that bind surface cells to the skin. This process ultimately reveals smoother, healthier skin underneath.

Who can get chemical peels?

The three most important factors which determine the best chemical peel for you are the condition of the skin, the skin’s skin color and likelihood to burn, and the skincare habits of the client. For extremely sensitive skin and skin experiencing barrier dysfunction (exzema, psiorisis, etc), chemical peels are generally not recommended.

What type of chemical peel is right for me?

Chemical peels are categorized by how deeply they penetrate the skin: superficial, medium, or deep.

Superficial peels penetrate only the uppermost layer of the epidermis. They are often performed in a series to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

A medium-depth peel is more effective for patients with moderate skin damage, including age spots, freckles, and actinic keratoses.

Deep chemical peels are quite aggressive. They are not very common today, as newer laser technology can deliver greater results with more control and less post-procedure discomfort.

What types of peels are offered at The Glow Bar?

The Glow Bar offers a variety of peels that range from superficial to medium-depth. They treat a variety of skin conditions including, fine line & wrinkles, dry skin, and pigmentation. Book your happy hour today - let us get you glowing!

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