Even the term “chemical peel” can sound a bit daunting. The reality is that there are many different types of peels, from extraordinarily gentle to deep and thorough. Finding the right chemical peel for your skin concerns and complexion type can produce fabulous results, and we’re here to help you with that!
Read further to find out to find out a bit more about what each type of peel is all about and if it’s your right fit.
AHA-based peels use alpha hydroxy acid, a gentle type of acid derived from sugarcane, and a type of acid commonly found in exfoliating beauty products (think glycolic acid). Low-grade peels can prove beneficial for all skin types as they tend to be gentle and superficial. These are the kinds of peels that will give you that youthful, healthy glow. They are perfect for reducing the appearance of blemishes and (such as eczema and superficial fine lines).
BHA is beneficial for those who suffer from acne-prone skin. This type of acid will target the pores, blackheads, and pimples. It can also dissolve surface oil and help minimize any appearance of hyperpigmentation, which can occur as a result of fading acne scars.
Peels of this grade tend to use TCA (trichloroacetic acid). Additionally, this peel is best for those individuals with darker complexions. It is great for those who want or require something a bit deeper than a superficial peel.
Deep Peels (High-Grade)
These are the most dramatic of peels. It should be known that this kind of chemical peel can only be used on a person’s face. This peel can target deep scarring, lesions below the skin and extensive sun damage. These peels use a type of acid called phenol, or carbolic acid.
Although it may seem like a complicated process to find the right chemical peel, we’re here to help at Invogue Rejuvenation! A consultation with one of our trained professionals is a wonderful way to figure out which peel is best suited to your skin type. At our med spa in El Paso, we want to make you look good and feel great! Contact us today to find out which type of chemical peel is best for you.