We all want smooth and more youthful-looking skin that glows. While we try different facials, skincare products, and treatments to keep our skin looking as good as possible, some things work better than others. A chemical peel is a unique treatment that can provide amazing results.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we offer chemical peels as one of our skincare services. A chemical peel can help smooth and improve the appearance of your skin. While the name may sound intimidating, this is a treatment that could give you the skin benefits you want. In this blog, we are going to talk about what a chemical peel is and what it can do for your skin. Read on to learn more and schedule your appointment today!

What Is a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a chemical solution, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, carbolic acid, or lactic acid. This solution can be done to your face, hands, or neck. The chemical solution creates blisters that will eventually peel off, exposing a new layer of skin that is smoother and free of fine lines.

During the chemical peel, you may experience a burning sensation that lasts anywhere from five to 10 minutes, which will then be followed by a stinging sensation. While this may not be the most comfortable facial treatment, it can lead to many skin benefits, which is why it is such a popular option.

What To Expect After a Chemical Peel

The reaction that occurs after your chemical peel depends on the type of solution that is used. A common reaction is similar to a sunburn and includes peeling. There are different strengths of peels you can get, which have different reactions. More intense peels will lead to swelling, blisters, and peeling. You may need to wear bandages on parts of the skin that were treated and you will want to avoid the sun for several months since your new skin will be so fragile.

Who Can Get Chemical Peels

Before you get a chemical peel, you want to know if you are a good candidate or not. People with fair skin and light hair and generally the best candidates for chemical peels. For those with darker skin, you can still experience good results from a chemical peel, depending on what skin problems you want to solve. However, you may be more likely to experience uneven skin tone after the procedure.

If you have sagging skin, bulges, or more severe wrinkles, your skin may not respond well to chemical peels. Other procedures may be better at providing you with the benefits you are looking for.

The Benefits of a Chemical Peel

While chemical peels are an intense facial treatment that can leave your skin looking rough for a week or so after treatment, it offers great benefits. Since your old layer of skin peels off in the process, a new and fresh layer of skin is exposed, which will leave you with better-looking skin.

The benefits of a chemical peel include:

  • Improved skin color, texture, and tone
  • Reduced discoloration from sun damage
  • Cleared breakouts
  • New growth of collagen and healthy skin cells
  • Increased hydration
  • Smoothed fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces appearance of skin imperfections and superficial scars
  • Better penetration of your skincare products at home

For the best results, multiple chemical peels can be done, with about four-to-six weeks between treatments. When you get a series of treatments, deeper layers of the epidermis will be targeted, providing your skin with more exfoliating benefits. This deep exfoliation stimulates cellular turnover, which can lead to the production of healthy, glowing skin.

This may be an intense treatment, but it offers intense benefits and results that you will love. If you are looking to improve the look and feel of your skin, a chemical peel could be a great option for you!

Schedule a chemical peel at Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor. Our beauty school can help you get the looks you want at a more affordable price. Contact us to learn more about our chemical peel services today! Enjoy smoother, healthier, and more youthful-looking skin. This unique treatment can provide you with these benefits!