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Only on SkinInc.com: Chemical Peels 101

Posted: December 14, 2011

If your clients are considering chemical peels, the are likely to have many questions. Following is a list of five common client questions and their answer regarding chemical peels from Studio 921 Salon and Medi Day Spa in Baltimore.

If clients are looking for a dramatic change in their appearance with minimal to no downtime, then a chemical peel could be the answer. Chemical peels are some of the simplest and most effective treatments for restoring your natural healthy glow.

1. What are the benefits of a light chemical peel?

Regular treatments can help by minimizing fine lines, brown spots (melasma), sun damage, reduce acne scarring, speed up collagen production and increase cellular turnover. Peels can be done the on face, neck, chest, arms and back of hands. A Smoother radiant glow is just a few days away

2. What kind of light chemical peels are available?

The most common type of chemical peels are glycolic acid, which comes from sugar cane; salicylic acid, which comes from the bark of a willow tree; and lactic acid, which is derived from milk. Clients should always work with a skin care professional to help select the acid that will work best for your skin type and goals.

3. How do they work?

Chemical peels work by irritating the top layer of the skin by breaking up the oils that hold dead cells together. This unique process will reveal a softer, smoother and healthier layer of skin.

4. What can I expect after the peel?