Chemical peels can be a great way to resolve certain skin issues that we face as we get older. The different strengths and acidic formulations of chemical peels – from superficial to higher penetrating – provide a customizable peel experience for your personal needs.
Chemical peels enhance cell turnover and improve the appearance of the skin by exfoliating the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of blemishes, smooth skin texture, improve radiance, and restore skin health.
Chemical peel levels depend on how deeply they penetrate the skin: superficial, medium, or deep and the types of acids used in the peels. The type and strength of the right chemical peel for you will depend on your skin type, concerns, Fitzpatrick type (skin color and likelihood to burn), and skincare habits.
Chemical Peels at LaBellaRX:
At LaBellaRx, we sit down with you, discussing your history and options to determine the best chemical peel for your skincare needs. We offer a full range of peels from ones that get you camera ready the same day to the ones that go deeper to resolve more serious issues.
Chemical peels we offer include:
- Micropeel Sensitive Skin (AHA) – This peel is known as our “Red Carpet Peel” because you are red carpet ready afterwards as there is no visible peeling. This is an Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) peel, which is the mildest of all chemical peels. This type is primarily beneficial for the treatment of very fine lines, dry and dehydrated skin, mild skin and pigment irregularities and acne. It contains 2 percent lactic acid, niacin, and usnic acid to brighten, detoxify, decongest, enhance elasticity, and work as an anti-inflammatory for the skin.
- Micropeel Plus 30 – This peel contains Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and works well on oily skin types, helping to control oil production. To a certain extent, these perform better than AHAs for this skin type due to their ability to penetrate deeper. The Micropeel Plus 30 is 30 percent salicylic acid, which dissolves the sebum and cellular debris, exfoliates skin without irritating, encourages cell renewal, improves the appearance of skin discoloration, and improves collagen synthesis.
- Advanced Corrective Peel – This peel contains 10 percent phenylethyl resorcinol, 14 percent salicylic acid, and 14 percent lactic acid, which improves uneven skin tone, texture, dullness, enlarged pore appearance, and discoloration. Lactic acid is very hydrating and brightening to the skin and tends to be less irritating. Salicylic acid is like a Roto-Rooter for the pores with anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and irritation from breakouts.
- Pigment Balancing Peel – This peel is 27 percent vitamin C, 40 percent glycolic acid, and 10 percent citric acid, which is good for melasma, sun damage, freckles, age spots, and oily skin.
- Smart TCA – This peel is 15 percent Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) and 3 percent glycolic acids, which are good for advanced sun damage, skin tightening, and improving tone and texture. TCA is perhaps the most frequently used acid for a medium depth peel. TCA peels work well for advanced pigment irregularities, deeper wrinkles and acne scars.
Chemical peels should be administered by skincare professionals. We recommend you avoiding over-the-counter or do-it-yourself home peel kits or buying any type of acid online. When it comes to your skin and chemical peels, leave it to the licensed professionals to make the decision on what is best for you and your skin condition.
Chemical peels are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women or anyone who has taken Accutane in the last year. Tretinoin (AKA: Retin-A), Retinols and any face waxing need to be stopped one week prior to chemical peels.