If your skin is looking lackluster, dull, and you need a pick-me-up, a series of chemical peels might be just what you need. Don’t let the words “chemical peel” scare you. Surely you’ve heard stories of chemical peels gone wrong, but applied correctly and carefully, you can have great results! Make sure that you research types of chemical peels and the location where you will have your chemical peel done.
Only a licensed esthetician or a physician can apply a chemical peel. If you have a fear of chemical peels, fear not; there are many superficial peels, that are mild and will give you that instant “red carpet glow” in just a few minutes, without the redness or peeling.
The Skin Medica Illuminize Peel is a mild blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids which will impart a radiance and glow to your skin without the significant downtime. It removes layers of dead skin cells to remove minor imperfections and leaves your skin soft and radiant. This type of peel is perfect for you if you have an upcoming event, a reunion, or wedding as it requires very little to no downtime. You will see a difference a few hours post peel, but a series of peels every 3-4 weeks, will give you the most dramatic results. Your esthetician or physician may recommend you start a targeted protocol specific to your concerns, at least 5 days prior to your peel for better results. As with any peel, minimizing sun exposure is essential. Using skincare recommended by your esthetician the day after your peel is key for maintaining the healthy glow for weeks to come. Ask your esthetician which peel would work for you.