Circadia Chemical Peel
Circadia chemical peels are formulated in various strengths and combinations to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of mild scars, and to treat acne and pigmentation.
- 50 minutes – $135
A Quick Guide to Facial Chemical Peels | Riviera Spa Dallas
Everyone has some type of issue with their facial skin. We all know that even the most beautiful models who have flawless skin online and on magazine covers sometimes have issues like blackheads, pimples, acne scars, rosacea, and wrinkles. It can be a relief knowing that you are not alone in having imperfect skin.
The real problem is deciding what to do about your skin problems. There are plenty of products for all skin types on the market and of course, there is a myriad of treatments and surgeries available to correct imperfections on the face. One of the biggest facial skin treatments around is the chemical peel.
You can get one at a spa or by doing it at home yourself. This article will offer you a guide as to what the facial chemical peels are, the benefits of using them, their effects, how they work and more.
What is A Chemical Peel?
It sounds scary, right? At its very essence, there is nothing to worry about. The chemicals are not exactly harsh industrial chemicals. They are a combination of natural acids and collagen as well as other chemicals which can be used safely on facial skin without doing anything more than giving it a thorough exfoliation and cleansing.
The peels do this by lifting the dead skin cell layer off the face. This reveals smoother, younger and newer skin underneath it. This is the layman’s way of explaining it, but a few extra details will help you understand more what it is and why it can be beneficial.
Chemical peels, both those you may find at your drugstore and at your local spa, contain acids like alpha-hydroxy, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid. These will help the top layers of the skin peel off naturally. It is not painful, and the skin underneath grows in a healthier, smoother and more perfect way.
The Benefits and Effects of A Chemical Face Peel
If you have dark spots, wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scars or other imperfections, a face peel can improve them drastically. You want to choose the right type to get the benefits you need. There are three basic types according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
You can get a superficial peel which contains a mild acid like alpha-hydroxy. This will lift off just the outer layer of the skin. It is good for dry, rough skin or for some skin discolorations.
A medium peel is stronger and contains something called TCA. This will get into the top and middle layers of the skin. This can benefit you if you have age spots, wrinkles or even freckles. If you have actinic keratosis, this type of peel can improve the appearance of the growths on your skin.
A deep peel also contains TCA or phenol. These get down deep to the middle layers of skin and eliminate damaged skin cells. This type of treatment improves lines, scars and age spots. Because it is so strong it is only to be used once.
As you can see, there are plenty of skin problems each type of peel can improve. Your skin will also benefit by growing back with much more smoothness, hydration, and brightness. For anyone who is troubled by signs of aging, the biggest benefit of a peel is looking years younger afterward!
Always have a professional dermatologist examine your skin before you do a peel for the first time. It is not good for anyone who is pregnant or nursing or anyone who has taken the drug Accutane. It is also not good for rosacea, dermatitis, or eczema. Have your doctor clear you before you use over-the-counter products for the first time or before you use spa treatments.
How it Works
If you got cleared for your peel, now is the time to book your appointment. Follow your esthetician’s instructions because failing to do so could result in needing to re-book your appointment. You will want to start exfoliating your skin with an exfoliator a few weeks ahead of your appointment. You also do not want to work out the day of your peel because it will increase the circulation to your skin.
When you get to your esthetician’s, you will sit or lie down while they apply the peel. As it works you will experience warming or cooling or even tingling. Let your esthetician know what you feel – even if you feel nothing – because they need to know if they need to make adjustments or remove the peel.
After the treatment, do exactly what your esthetician tells you to. You may need to drink more water and avoid the gym for a day. Usually, you can get away with going about your daily routine right away but ask your spa team for exact details.
Chemical face peels can give you brighter, younger skin. Visit your doctor to get the okay for the one right for you today.