Dispel the myth
It seems to be a common misconception that treatment with a chemical peel will leave your skin red raw and unable to face the world for the next week. In actual fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Read on to learn more about the many benefits and short recovery period of a chemical peel treatment.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel involves the application of an active solution to the face for a short period of time before being removed. Chemical peels come in varying types and strengths, but the most common type of peel performed at Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is the 20% Lactic Acid peel. You may be familiar with lactic acid, as it is naturally produced by the body during heavy exercise, but most people aren’t aware of its potential for treating dull, lifeless skin.
A lactic acid peel is like a deep exfoliating treatment, but rather than removing dead skin cells by abrasion, lactic acid gently breaks down the “glue” holding dead skin cells together in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. This stimulates the skin to increase the production of new cells, giving you a healthier glow and softer feeling skin. A 20% Lactic Acid peel is mild enough to be performed in your lunch break and get you back to work immediately. They can even be combined with other treatments in the same session, such a Laser Genesis treatment for fine-lines and wrinkles.
What about other types of peels?
Of course, 20% Lactic Acid peels are just the beginning of what Evolve can offer. As a specialist clinic with qualified dermal therapists, nurses and doctors on site Evolve is excited to be able to offer even stronger peel types. As your skin becomes used to the experience, your dermal therapist may recommend a stronger concentration of Lactic Acid peel, or a different peel type altogether, such as a Salicylic Acid peel. Salicylic Acid peels penetrate deep into the pores and are a great treatment for acne. These peel types can lead to a deeper treatment, requiring longer “down-time”.