Here's Why Chemical Peels Are The Secret To Perfect Skin

Chemical Peel in West Palm Beach | Supriya Tomar MD

The trick to a perfect complexion might be something everyone is looking for, but it's easier to find than you think. With one classic treatment that's been around for decades, you could be just a few treatments away from getting exactly what you want. Yes, we're talking about chemical peels.

Chemical peels have come a long way since their beginnings. You can get milder ones more frequently or deeper peels as one-off treatments. And whether you're dealing with wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, discoloration, age spots, dark circles, acne, acne scars, aging hands, or dry lips that have lost their youthful smoothness and plumpness, there is a chemical peel that can help address it. They truly are great for any age, and they can be done in as little as 15-20 minutes. Here are some of the reasons we love chemical peels, and why we recommend you give one a try.  

Got dark circles and thinning lips? Yes, there's a peel for that.

Ready to toss out your under eye concealer? There's a peel specially formulated for the extremely delicate skin on your eyes and lips, and the application along with the formula make it perfectly safe. The acid is driven well past the epidermis so there's less inflammation and irritation in these extremely sensitive areas. And depending on the shape of your skin, you might even see profound brightening after just one treatment.

They're customizable and safe

When it comes to skin, the one size fits all approach isn't very fitting. We all have our different skin issues and sometimes different peels will help correct the same problem for different skin types. Gone are the days where chemical peels only work for lighter skin types, and different acids can be mixed for maximum benefit with minimal risk of adverse side effects. The formulations have all skin types in mind, including patients with sensitive skin or darker skin, so it's a relatively low-risk move to try a chemical peel. And if you have a big event coming up, they can be tailored to make sure you're glowing just in time.

They can correct damaged or aging skin in your hands

You might not realize it, but chemical peels are safe to use on other parts of the body besides your face. Because, after all, your face isn't the only area where your skin ages. We just introduced a chemical peel that's specifically tailored for your hands, and can remove age spots, lines, and can even correct discoloration and plump up over time. If you want to really banish aging in your hands, combining a hand peel with Radiesse for more plumping that can hide veins.


They can effortlessly stop acne (and the scars that come with it)

Battling with acne is overwhelming when you're a teenager, so you can imagine the stress of getting it as an adult. Chemical peels can finally put an end to your breakouts, and they can dramatically soften the scars left behind by acne. The Clarifying Peel or Jessner Peel work deep into your pores to unclog and erode blackheads and pimples. And since Salicylic acid (one of the main ingredients in a clarifying peel) is capable of lingering in your pores, meaning they'll keep your skin clear for time time post-peel. 

Chemical Peel Before and After | West Palm Beach Dermatologist | Supriya Tomar MD
Chemical Peel Before and After | West Palm Beach Dermatologist | Supriya Tomar MD

They can make your products work better

We've said this before, and we'll say it again and again until you're getting your aesthetician services regularly. Regular treatments like HydraFacials, chemical peels, and microneedling will all lead to improved efficacy with your home skincare routine. So if you want to make the most of your investment, chemical peels are an amazing way to do it and can be performed on a monthly basis if needed.

There are so many to choose from

With different benefits and different ingredients, there are quite a few to choose from. At our practice, we have peels that can address age spots, thinning skin, melasma, acne, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, dark circles, aging hands and arms, and lips. Some of them have a day or so of downtime, and some of them will have you red carpet-ready within a day or less. So all you have to do is specify what you're looking for and you'll get a recommendation based on your skin and how much time you have to heal. And combinations are a great option for anyone who wants to try a more tailored approach. There truly is a peel for just about anyone. 

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