Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could trade in your sun spots and wrinkles for a smooth, flawless complexion like that of your favorite celebrity? Good news—you can come pretty darn close with the help of chemical peels! What exactly is a chemical peel and how can it benefit your skin? We’ll be answering those questions and more in this article. Here’s what you need to know!
Without using confusing scientific jargon, a chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which an esthetician applies a chemical solution to your face, neck, or hands. Over the course of a few days, the top layers of your skin will peel off (hence the name!), making room for a fresh layer of smooth, healthy, younger-looking skin to grow back in its place.
While that might not sound too appealing (pun intended), chemical peels have been extensively studied and, when performed by a trained professional, can safely and reliably improve a variety of skin concerns. The procedure requires minimal downtime, making it a great way to rejuvenate your skin without resorting to more extreme (and costlier) alternatives.
Available in different strengths, chemical peels offer a multitude of incredible perks. Below are the top benefits of a chemical peel.
A peel can cleanse and exfoliate your skin deeper than any topical acne treatment can, allowing dead skin cells to shed more effectively. By keeping dead skin cells and excess oil from clogging your hair follicles, pore blockages and blemishes are reduced.
At Sweet & Lashful / MENICURE, we use the Jan Marini Peel System, a research-backed, two-step peel system that resurfaces your skin, giving it a dramatically softer, smoother texture. Step one of the procedure involves applying a multi-acid chemical solution to exfoliate the skin, and step two (applied after the peel) involves applying a leave-on retinol activator that contains 1% retinol, anti-aging peptides, and antioxidants to stimulate the healing process.
There are three different Jan Marini peel formulations available, depending on your specific skincare needs and goals. From most mild to most aggressive, we offer the Clarify Peel, the Refine Peel, and the Transform Peel.
The results you experience from chemical peels can be profound and life-changing. You’ll notice clearer, smoother, more radiant skin after just one chemical peel, however, you may need a series of at least three treatments to achieve the flawless skin you desire.
The results you achieve will depend on the depth of the peel, as well as the severity of your skin imperfections before the peel. In a case study involving 11 subjects ages 28 to 73 with moderate photo-aging and hyperpigmentation, the Jan Marini Peel System resulted in significant visible improvements in their skin. All subjects stated they were highly satisfied with their results. The case study took place over the course of 15 weeks and each subject received one peel every four weeks (three peels total).