Why your face is begging for chemical peel

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You know that exfoliation is good for your skin. Everyone says that it will keep your face looking fresh, but you’ve been using that “exfoliating” cleanser every single day, and...nothing. Same old skin, same old imperfections.

If you’re nodding your head, you should probably consider a chemical peel. The “chemical” bit sounds scary, but it’s nothing more than a deep exfoliation process that gets rid of dead cells and stimulates your skin to grow beautiful new ones.

What are the benefits?

When you get a professional chemical peel, your esthetician uses powerful exfoliating products to clear away old skin and very slightly damage the new skin underneath.

Don’t worry – it’s actually a good thing! Just like a cut stimulates your skin to heal itself, this microscopic damage prods your skin into generating new cells. This process not only leaves you with a glowy complexion, but it can also improve old imperfections like age and sun spots, fine lines, and scars.

Chemical peels can benefit anyone, regardless of skin type or color, because your esthetician will customize the process just for you. It takes as little as 30 minutes, and you can get right back to your normal activities afterward.

What is the process like?

Your esthetician will begin by thoroughly cleaning your face and decolletage, then analyze your skin type to decide which products are right for you. There are a variety of chemical exfoliants, some gentler (like alpha-hydroxy acid) and some stronger (like trichloroacetic acid). A professional will know which will give your skin the most benefit without going overboard.

Before applying the chemical exfoliant, there may also be a physical exfoliation step, with either a mildly abrasive cleanser or a dermaplaning tool. Dermaplaning uses a fine razor to carefully scrape away old skin, along with the fine hairs of the face. This is a highly effective procedure that gets the skin smooth, clean, and ready to be simulated by the peel.

After removing the peel, you may also get a quick mask treatment. This soothes the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to your day immediately.

Within a couple of days, your skin will start to peel (it’s called a chemical peel for a reason!). Don’t pick at it – just let it fall off naturally. This is the last stage of the process, and it will reveal a brand new layer of skin that’s smoother, healthier, and more perfect.

Why get a professional one?

You can find products that claim to be chemical peels at any drugstore, but beware of trying this on your own, especially if you’ve never had one done before. You could easily burn your skin with an overly strong product or end up with disappointing results because of a weak one.

Professional estheticians have the experience to know which products are right for your skin, and they should be using the highest quality lines available, not drugstore brands. Deplaning is also something they can do that you can’t – wielding that fine razor requires special training, and the results are unbeatable.

And you’re in luck! There’s just one day left to get a professional facial for half the price. You’ll receive 50% off any treatment at Become MedSpa on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 when you agree to participate in the making of our new promotional video. Call 516-224-4850 or click here to book an appointment!

Rob Taormina