Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels (and Why You Want One!)

If you’re not familiar with the term “chemical peel,” it can sound a little scary. In reality, chemical peels are a great way to refresh, rejuvenate, and even treat a variety of skin conditions. Summer is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to shed your winter coat and show off your soft, radiant skin. Are you ready to learn the truth about chemical peels? We asked our Wicker Park skincare specialist,  to debunk myths about chemical peels and explain why they can be so effective.

Okay, so what is a chemical peel?

Simply put, a chemical peel is a unique technique that is used to exfoliate your skin. Oftentimes our faces has layers of dead or dying skin that dull our appearance and contribute to a variety of skin conditions, like acne scars and crow’s feet. Chemical peels remove this skin by dissolving the upper layers, and the blemishes disappear with it! Your skincare specialist will apply a chemical solution to your skin that will cause it to peel off over the period of a few days. Once this skin is removed, it will reveal newer, younger and smoother skin.

Chemicals on my skin? That sounds painful.

The worst you can expect to feel with a chemical peel is mild stinging and a little discomfort. Chemical peels can even be relaxing with the right specialist, and the results are well worth any discomfort you might experience. Most of our clients that come for a chemical peel in Wicker Park say that they would describe it as a “light tingling” sensation.

What can chemical peels be used to treat?
      Chemical peels are used to treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sun damaged skin (sun spots, freckles and dark patches)
  • Scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin (including age spots)

Chemical peels are truly amazing! Don’t believe us? Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow have both credited their youthful looks to regular chemical peels. Over half a million people receive chemical peels every year, and they’re growing in popularity!

Chemical peels will also:

  • Improve the texture of your skin
  • Make your skin look softer
  • Give your skin a more even tone
  • Unclog pores
  • Increase the cellular turnover rate of your skin
  • Help your skin produce more collagen
  • Help clear up acne
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Is a chemical peel for me?

If you have any of the above skin conditions, then you are an ideal candidate for getting a chemical peel! Men and women of any age can benefit from the results of a chemical peel, which includes smoother, younger and more vibrant skin. Discussing your skin type and desired outcome for your chemical peel with your Wicker Park skincare specialist is an important part of the process, so don’t hesitate to call us at 773-360-1111 with any questions that you might have. Getting a chemical peel is an innovative form of skincare treatment, and every client should have a treatment plan!

Are you ready to feel sexy from head to toe? Stop in today and talk to Beatriz about getting a chemical peel! Or, book your appointment here.

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