One of the things we are known for is our Rhonda Allison Chemical Peels. We want to dispel some Chemical Peel myths and explain why Chemical Peels are excellent for almost all skin types and conditions.
Winter months can be an ideal time for a Chemical Peel because there is little risk of excess sun exposure or heat. But people can be fearful once they hear the word "peel".
Chemical Peel Myths #1- Chemical Peels are painful.
Many people think that there is a lot of discomfort associated with the process of a chemical peel, but this is false. True, some peels can be "hot" or cause the skin to sting, but this usually does not last beyond the actual peeling process. Most peels cause only a low level of discomfort, especially if they are more superficial.
Chemical Peel Myths #2- Chemical Peels thin the skin out.
This could not be further from the truth. A superficial peel can remove dead skin from the surface of the skin, help to smooth out fine lines, and increase penetration of hydrating products, which gives a more plump appearance.
Chemical Peel Myths #3- My skin will be raw after a peel.
Most people are able to go back to work with a a nice glow to their skin directly after a peel. In some instances, depending on the depth of the peel, there can be some downtime as the skin flakes off, but the skin is rarely raw.
Chemical Peel Myths #4- My skin is too sensitive for a chemical peel.
We are able to tailor our custom peels to deal with people that have sensitive skin, or even rosacea. There are more gentle peels that exist, like Mandelic Acid, that are safe and gentle for even the most sensitive skin types.
Do not be fearful of a chemical peel. Many chemical peel myths exist, but rarely is that the truth and much of the after effects depend on the initial condition of the skin in the first place. Chemical peels can be a great way to rejuvenate the skin, increase the plumpness and hydration of the skin, and get rid of the dead surface layer, reduce pigmentation, and improve the appearance of acne and acne scars.