The MYTHS about Chemical Peels
- Myth 1: Chemical Peels cause a lot of downtime.
- Myth 2: You can do Chemical Peels at home.
- Myth 3: Getting a Chemical Peel is a one-time procedure.
- Myth 4: Chemical Peels are bad for you.
- Myth 5: Chemical Peels are good only for people with problem skin.
At Pulse, we use a series of unique chemical peels that synergistically combine low-intensity acids with enzymes, which are extremely beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne and sun damage. Removing damaged superficial layers of skin improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, texture and tone of the skin, hydration, reduces pore size, clears blemishes, balances oil production and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. A specific peel, progressive, mid-depth or deep, is carefully selected for your skin's individual needs based on skin type and conditions. Our chemical peels are considered superficial; they do not penetrate below the epidermis or upper layer and are not to be confused with medical or physician-strength peels that affect the lower layer of the skin.
During a chemical peel a combination of acids and/or enzymes is applied to the surface of the skin. These chemicals or enzymes encourage cell turnover and exfoliation. Progressive peels affect the outer most layer of the skin and only cause mild sloughing. Mid-depth peels affect the intra-epidermal layers of the skin and exfoliation occurs within three days of the application, akin to flaking experienced following a sun burn. Deep peels affect the inner most layers of the epidermis, the skin may darken or crust, and considerable peeling occurs within three days of application, lasting anywhere from three to seven days.
The benefits of Chemical Peels
- softer skin
- healthier glow
- balanced oil production
- refined pores
- lightened discoloration
- diminished fine lines
- reduction in blemishes
How much you peel depends on many factors such as the type of acids being applied and their strength, as well as the overall condition of your skin. We cannot guarantee how much a person will peel or whether a particular skin condition will be resolved following a specific number of peels. Peeling is different for everyone and some will only experience light flaking, while others may peel more than once. In addition, the skin may not always visibly peel. Two to three treatments may be required for this to occur.
Below are some examples of the types of peels we perform here at Pulse.
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