Debunking All the Myths About Chemical Peels

Myths About Chemical Peels

Myth 1: Chemical Peels Are Harsh on the Skin

This misconception is quite common because of the treatment’s name. The term “chemical” may not sound that safe on the skin, but all ingredients used in this treatment are all-natural and some are plant-based; Lactic, Enzymatic, Glycolic, and Salicylic just to name a few common ingredients. Professional peels provided by licensed, experienced providers will not burn your face or harm your skin. 

Myth 2: It Is Not a Flexible Treatment

Some people think that chemical peels are fixed treatments, but the truth is that they come in three different depths. The treatment you get depends on the severity of your skin problems. Mild treatment is ideal for skin with minor skin problems, these are gentle enough to do on your lunch hour and return to work right after. Medium is for skin with moderate skin problems rough texture and light pigment issues, while deep peel treatment is designed for more severe skin problems, such as acne scars, melasma, deep pigment issues. The frequency and the duration of the treatment also change, depending on your skin’s needs.

Myth 3: It Is Only Meant for People with Severe Skin Problems

Chemical peels are known to help patients with severe acne problems, but they are not only meant for that condition alone. Chemical peels are also a great solution for other skin conditions such as dark spots, freckles. They can also reduce fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and improve the skin’s overall look and feel. 

Myth 4: It Requires a Long Recovery Period

The recovery period needed after a chemical peel treatment depends on the type of peel you received and your skin’s condition. In most cases, the treatment involves little to no downtime. Patients who undergo more aggressive treatments may need longer, but recovery usually lasts just 24 to 48 hours.

After the treatment, expect to see mild redness on your skin. You may also see a bit of your skin peeling, that is the purpose of a peel, to shed the outer layers – it will eventually heal. If you need to attend an important event the next day, these post-effects are easy to conceal.

Myth 5: It Can Solve All Your Skin Problem Instantly

Chemical peels can effectively repair the visible damage you see on your skin, but that does not mean that they can resolve other irreversible skin problems. Moreover, any improvement does not happen overnight. It will require a series of appointments, depending on your condition.

Apart from that, it would help if you also stay consistent with a daily skin health regimen. No matter how many times you book a chemical peel, if you are not consistent with your daily skincare, you risk the undesirable condition returning or possibly even worsening.

Are You Ready For Your Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that you do not need to fear. Due to many advancements in technology, chemical peels can provide healthy, beautiful skin with few side-effects and minimal downtime. As long as you follow the post-care instructions given to you and remain consistent with your treatments, you have nothing to worry about.

Ready to book your Chemical Peel appointment? The Skin Center by CPS offers a variety of chemical peels to address your specific concerns. We are here to help. Along with chemical peels, we also offer microneedling facials, DiamondGlow facials, and BroadBand Light laser treatments. Contact us to learn more about these amazing options.