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Chemical Peels 101

Posted: January 9, 2009

With numerous skin care treatments on the market today, chemical peels are still one of the best options to consider for a healthier, more vibrant complexion.

According to skin care expert Ellen Clark, chemical peels quickly help to reduce acne, smooth lines and wrinkles, and lighten and fade dark spots. There are several key considerations, however, to ensure the best possible clinical peel to treat a client's individual needs.

If you are offering chemical peels, begin the service with a thorough skin analysis, offer a variety of peel strengths and solutions, and start out conservatively, advises Clark. "Most clients respond exceptionally well to light chemical peels when performed by a skilled technician who uses quality product,” she adds.

The following are key considerations when considering a chemical peel: