Product update by Dr Gram
If You’re Considering Chemical Peel…
SKIN1 by Dr Gram has formulated chemical peels that will be ready for launch starting July 2009. These peels will be for professional use only. I wanted to write about chemical peels so when you go to your aesthetician you will have a better understanding of what type of peel to choose and how the peel works.
The following series of blogs over the next couple of weeks will provide you with basic information about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. It won’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. It’s just the basics and a little more so you have some knowledge about what chemical peels are and how they work. Once you and your aesthetician have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels are helpful for those individuals with facial or body acne, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The types of chemicals used in peels are phenols, beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). These can even be combined with fruit peels for more of an exotic peel.
What Conditions Do Chemical Peel Treat:
Chemical Peels can be performed on the face, neck, and hands and they are used to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
- Treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, hormones, or aging.
- All are signs of inflammation and SKIN1 by Dr Gram is geared to fight inflammation.
- Decrease the appearance of scarring
- Help control acne
- Reduce discolorations in the skin
- Age spots
- Improve the feel and look of dull skin color and texture
Deciding if chemical peel is right for you:
A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons for example to control acne and decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Although a chemical peel may be used for conditions like removing pre-cancerous skin growths, and soften acne facial scars. Chemical peels should be performed in a series of 6 and best results if done with a full facial treatment. After you sit down with your aesthetician and review your skincare needs they will compare your skin to the Fitzpatrick scale and decide which peel is best for your skin type and color.