chemical peel

Chemical Peels-What you Need to Know

Chemical peels are one way to achieve young and radiant skin. Essentially a peel removes damaged and hyper-pigmented skin and stimulates collagen production to firm skin. Peels vary from superficial to deep depending on the level and quickness of results you are looking to achieve.

What do peels do?

Peels make your skin smoother, assist in fading brown spots and correcting uneven skin tone and reveal a new fresh layer of skin. Those that use chemical peels to improve the appearance of wrinkles should have them done every 6 to 8 weeks.

Depending on the type of peel you get you can have some varying side effects. With superficial peels you will notice some redness and skin sensitivity with less noticeable results. There might also be a short period of time where you will notice your old layer of skin beginning to flake off. With more intense peels (medium and deep peels) you will notice more intense side effects than the superficial peel. This is due to the fact that peels essentially dissolve the top layer of your skin.

What are the benefits?

Peels are very beneficial to improve your skins function as well as your skin care products function on your skin. By removing your dead skin cells you are stimulating cell development and making it so that there are no dead cells for your skin care products to penetrate through to get to the living ones. There are also certain peels that can help unclog your pores to prevent acne and fade the scars caused post-pimples. 

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The Truth About Chemical Peels; Fort Collins Facials


Chemical peels do so much more than many people realize. They offer a variety of skin benefits and can be used on face, hands, neck and chest. Some benefits include reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin color, brightening the complexion, and exfoliating skin to treat sun damage and acne scars.

What really happens to your skin during a chemical peel? The active acid is delivered to the skin, working to remove damaged skin cells. Then the acid rejuvenates and refreshes your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells. The peel can stay on for a few minutes or longer. You may experience some warmth or discomfort during this time while the acids remove dead skin cells. We will always be watching your skin and checking in with you to ensure it isn’t too intense. Once the peel is neutralized, skin redness and peeling may occur.  

After healing from any redness and peeling, the new layer of skin is smooth and radiant. Your pores will be less noticeable and skin tone will be better. Lines, age spots, and scars may be reduced in appearance.

There are several types of acid that may be applied to the skin during a chemical peel- alphahydroxy acid (AHA) such as glycolic or lactic acid, salicylic acid, or the strongest tricholoracteic acid. AHAs work on the superficial layers of the skin, while other types of acids are applied to the middle layer of skin.

If you have acne, sun spots, wrinkles, or scars, a chemical peel may be right for your skin. Wouldn’t you like to let your inner beauty shine out? Let’s get your skin looking it’s absolute best with a chemical peel or other treatment specifically chosen for your unique skin type and needs. Come visit us in Old Town Fort Collins to discuss your skin care needs during a free consultation.