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Chemical Peels

What Are Chemical Peels? Types of Peels and Their Importance

If you want to beautify your look, there’s a number of routines you can do. Whether it’s hair extensions or body waxing, the possibilities are endless to improve your style. A growingly-popular technique is a chemical peel. Chemical peels can improve skin appearance, and the Hydrate Salon & Day Spa team is going to explore their types and benefits in this blog.

So, What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, use a chemical solution that causes skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. How this works is the chemical solution causes trauma or injury to your skin’s layers, forcing it to soon peel. Chemical peels are most commonly applied to the face, neck, or hands. After use, you’ll notice more youthful skin, more color, brighter complexion, and fewer wrinkles. An important note is that your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after using chemical peels.

Uses and Conditions for Chemical Peels

There’s no doubt chemical peels can be used proactively for healthier looking skin. But the technique also has some clinical conditions that it treats. Chemical peels fight against certain kinds of acne, mild scarring, fine lines, dark patches, rough skin, or sun spots. A dermatologist or skin care expert can recommend depth of chemical peels and offer more advice.

Types of Chemical Peels 

What goes hand-in-hand with the depth of a chemical peel is the type of chemical peel you use. Essentially, there are 3 types of chemical peels: superficial or lunchtime peel, medium peel, and deep peel. As you can likely notice by their names, each one goes “deeper” into your skin than the next.

The superficial peel penetrates only the outer layer of skin. This is most common for mild skin discoloration or rough skin. Or, it’s great for a skin “refresh” if you’re looking for a relatively quick and safe way to improve your skin. Medium peels will penetrate the middle layers of skin which removes damaged skin cells. Age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles are a typical condition solved with medium chemical peels. Finally, deep peels, as the name implies, go deep into the middle layer of skin. These peels will treat shallow scars, freckles, or moderate lines. This procedure, however, should only be performed once.

Are Chemical Peels Good for All Skin Types?

The superficial chemical skin peel can generally be used on all skin types. However, any solution should be treated with skepticism on an individual basis. That applies to chemical peels, too. When using chemical skin peels (especially beyond the superficial peel type), it’s best to consult with a specialist. Some chemical peels can have lasting effects on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin or a darker skin tone.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?

Because chemical skin peels are often viewed as a cosmetic procedure, insurance rarely covers it. Sadly, you might then be responsible for the bill, so it’s good to wonder how much chemical peels cost.

Chemical skin peels will differ in cost depending on a few factors. Specifically, location, type of treatment, and expertise are the biggest cost factors. Superficial peels can be as low as $100 but deep peels can be as much as $3,000. If you’re really curious to learn more about the cost of your situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Hydrate Salon team. We can give you a better price understanding tailored to you.

Keep in mind, however, there is something to be said about the benefits of consistent skincare treatment. You’ll have visibly healthy skin, a more relaxed mind and body, a healthier body, and more. Don’t let a one time cost hold you back from the benefits and excitement that comes with a chemical peel or other salon treatment. You deserve it.

About Hydrate Salon & Spa

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