Skin Care Column: Why Clients Prefer Chemical Peels

Skin Care Column: Why Clients Prefer Chemical Peels

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peel sare the second most common non-surgical procedure performed by medical professionals and clinical estheticians today.

This cornerstone of topical treatments offers numerous advantages to the client looking for a non-invasive skin treatment. When chemical peels were introduced more than 50 years ago, the formulations were highly aggressive. Newer chemical peel formulations have evolved into skin-friendly blends that include biocompatible lactic and citric acids, buffering agents such as licorice extract and willow bark to minimize irritation to skin, as well as topical antioxidants to infuse skin with restorative nutrients.

The combination of ingredients feeds and strengthens new skin while exfoliating away dead surface cells. The changes often occur at a cellular level and aren’t always apparent to the naked eye.

This feature makessuperficial chemical peels especially popular with busy clients who areseeking effective treatments that can be done quickly with little or nodowntime. Clients can walk right back into their daily routine following a lunchtime treatment, and the only visible proof is brighter and firmer-looking skin. 

Superficial chemical peels have a proven track record for correcting many difficult skin conditions including acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, psoriasis and skin-fighting degradation from chronological and environmental aging. The variety of blends available in chemical peels allows the esthetician to customize a treatment and effectively address specific skin conditions.

Once the selected chemical peel has been applied to the skin, the newer cells beneath the impacted stratum corneum, (top layer of skin) are able to more effectively absorb beneficial nutrients needed to even skin tone, stimulate cell turnover and rebuild collagen—the skin’s support system—ultimately improving the overall health and appearance of the skin.

If you are looking for instant skin rejuvenation, then a chemical peel is your best bet.

June English is a licensed esthetician and owner of Professional Skin Care Choices LLC., in Los Alamos. For more information, visit or call 505.507.0124.