Chemical peels have been around for thousands of years – in fact, the first lactic acid peels were done by Cleopatra herself in the form of applying sour milk to the skin as a regular beauty regimen. In general, peels are exfoliating treatments that can renew the appearance of your skin. At Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA, we know that SkinMedica Peels are ideal solutions to treat numerous skin conditions.
How Often Can You Get Chemical Peels?
A peel works by stripping the top-most layers of skin from the skin surface, which resolves several superficial concerns. Many people assume that peels can’t be done frequently, but the truth is most peels can be done every two to six weeks depending on your skin condition, your skincare goals, and the depth of your peel treatment. In general, there are three levels of peel depths – light, medium, and deep.
Light and medium peels are the most common and are designed to address mild to moderate skin concerns, while deep peels are reserved for severe skin imperfections. At our clinic, our SkinMedica collection includes:
SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel
The Rejuvenize Peel is the deepest peel level offered at our office. This treatment can be used on all skin types and can address moderate-to-severe imperfections, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, acne scarring, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and more. This peel can be repeated every four to six weeks, although your initial peels may be done in a series of three to six peels placed more closely together to achieve your desired results.
SkinMedica Illuminize Peel
The Illuminize Peel is designed to correct mild skin imperfections, which can include reducing the appearance of superficial concerns like fine lines, sun damage, and pigment irregularities. Overall, Illuminize can brighten the appearance of your skin by reducing dark spots and boosting the glowing quality of your complexion. This particular peel can be repeated every two weeks and does not require a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.
SkinMedica Vitalize Peel
The Vitalize Peel is intended primarily for mild-to-moderate imperfections, including wrinkle reduction, sun damage, acne, acne scarring, and other imperfections. Vitalize is a light-medium peel that can effectively treat skin imperfections and manage the overall appearance of the skin. This peel can be repeated every three to four weeks but may require an initial series of three to six treatments to achieve your desired results.
Why Choose SkinMedica Peels?
There are countless aesthetic treatments that can be used to correct the appearance of your skin. From microneedling to dermabrasion to laser treatments to professional-strength skincare products, you have plenty of options when it comes to rejuvenating the appearance of your skin. So why should you choose a chemical peel? There are actually quite a few reasons why a peel may be a preferable treatment for you.
For one thing, peels are simple treatments that are relatively low risk, which means you will not have any downtime after your treatment. Peels can also easily be worked into your regular skincare without changing your habits very much, so they can be more manageable for patients with busy schedules. Some other reasons to use a peel treatment for your skin concerns include:
Improve Skin Texture and Appearance
A large concern for many is the texture and appearance of the skin. As we age, the collagen in our skin decreases, which makes it easier to form fine lines and wrinkles. Similarly, the natural aging process also slows down the natural cellular turnover of the skin, which can leave skin looking dull, dry, or even pigmented.
A peel can exfoliate the skin and, during the healing process, also increase the production of collagen and the rate of cellular turnover. Moreover, peels can also be used to correct minor skin concerns, such as shallow acne scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Increase Skin Health
The health of your skin relies on a certain amount of regulation in the turnover of dead skin cells and the production of oil. Healthy skin sheds dead skin cells and produces just enough oil to keep the skin moist. However, stress, genetics, and everyday skincare, along with the aging process, can cause lapses in your skin health. Regular peels can increase the health and appearance of your skin with exfoliation.
Manage Skin Condition
Finally, peels can also be a good option to manage the condition of your skin. This is particularly true for people who deal with acne or other recurring skin concerns, as the acids used in peels will kill acne-causing bacteria and keep the oil production of the skin level. Peels can be used to unclog pores and keep pores clear, which will prevent future breakouts in the future.
Enjoy Perfect, Glowing Skin With Chemical Peels
If it was good enough for Cleopatra, then it’s good enough for you. Modern chemical peels are highly efficient and gentle enough on the skin that they can be repeated as often as once a month to manage and perfect the appearance of your skin. Contact Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA to schedule your consultation today.