peel it back: the skin boosting benefits of a chemical peel
smooth, bright and radiant skin with no downtime
One of the least invasive and effective ways to improve the quality of your skin is with a professional chemical peel. The words chemical peel and the pop-culture images which come to mind may cause you to hesitate, but we can assure you that a customized clinical peel is incredibly safe and comfortable. Read along as we answer your chemical peel FAQs to put your mind at ease.
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel involves the application of a hydroxy acid solution to the skin. These acids break the bonds that hold dead skin cells together in the upper layers of the epidermis. There are a variety of types of hydroxy acids (lactic, glycolic, salicylic etc.) and each type has a particular effect such as decongesting, brightening, and/or regenerating the skin.
With the customized clinical peel, your skin therapist controls the depth/intensity of the peel based on the length of time the peel is left on your skin as well as the number of layers applied.
What results can I expect?
Immediately following a peel, some flushing and/or heat may be present in the skin. The texture of the skin will be noticeably smoother and the overall appearance will be radiant and bright. With regular visits, the general tone of the skin will become more even and luminous, and fine lines and pores will be diminished.
Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
Because your therapist is able to adjust the peel based on your needs, the customized clinical peels provided at Collective Skin Care offer great results for most skin types.
Contraindications to having a peel include: facial waxing and Retinol use (within 72 hours); professional resurfacing treatments including IPL photorejuvenation, microneedling, fractional laser treatments, dermaplaning (within 2-3 weeks); active rashes, cuts, scratches and wounds, sunburns; certain acne medications (within the last 6 months)
How often should I get a peel?
For those who are looking to see rapid improvements for their skin, a series of 4-5 bi-weekly treatments is ideal.
Monthly treatments are great for general maintenance with lasting improvements building over time with each visit.
Those looking to restore an even skin tone and brighten the overall look of the skin will love this concentrated quick peel. Multiple sources of hydroxy acids – AHA and BHA – work to purify, smooth, even, balance, and hydrate the look of your skin so you can achieve your best glow. Includes deep pore cleansing, skin analysis, clinical peel, light extraction work, serum and finishing products.
Book in bi-weekly for a series of 6 treatments to fast-track your skin transformation.
For the ultimate glow and deep relaxation, this treatment combines all the elements of a traditional facial with a concentrated customized clinical peel. Includes deep pore cleansing, skin analysis, clinical peel, light extraction work, face, neck and shoulder massage, serum, mask and finishing products.