About Chemical Peels
To get the best quality results from cosmetic chemical peel treatments, Body+Beauty Lab provides you with many choices. Your medical-grade chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic and lactic acids) will give you smoother, healthier skin. At our Philadelphia, PA office, our team of experienced aestheticians offers chemical peel treatments that address a wide range of skin flaws, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels eliminate dead or damaged skin cells with a specific solution that is applied to the skin, which causes the oldest layer to slough off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you should see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical procedure that will leave your complexion bright for a long time. This treatment can be done for the face, neck, and décollatage (chest).
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Philadelphia, PA office, we provide several different types of chemical peels to suit our patients' skin concerns and goals. These include:
- Signature peel: This is an excellent lightening treatment that will help rejuvenate the skin and promote an even, bright skin tone. The signature peel also controls oil production and unclogs the pores. This chemical peel is a great service for all complexion tones and types.
- Radiance peel: A milk-based lactic peel, the radiance peel is a brightening treatment that's perfect for clients with sensitive skin. A specialized hydrating micro mask provides a boost of hydration while calming and soothing the skin. LED red light therapy recharges the skin cells, which stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This chemical peel also uses a papaya enzyme to gently exfoliate, resulting in a smooth and radiant glow.
- Sensi peel: The Body+Beauty Lab Sensi peel is uniquely formulated for all patients, including those with highly sensitive skin and rosacea. This type of peel will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone.
- Brightening boosters can also be added to any of our peels.
Getting valuable advice from an aesthetic specialist is essential in everyone's journey to achieving healthier, more radiant skin. One of our team members at Body+Beauty Lab will evaluate your skin during a one-on-one consultation at our Philadelphia, PA office before your ideal chemical peel is selected. Regardless of gender, chemical peel candidates typically have visible problems with their complexion, like scaly patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and more. We can suggest multiple types of peels to fit your needs and concerns and help you to decide which would produce your best outcomes.
During your appointment at Body+Beauty Lab, we will ask you to lie in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure that your skin is properly cleaned prior to applying the solution to the treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto your skin and allow it to soak in for around half an hour, depending on the type of peel that was selected and your goals. Finally, we will remove the excess peel off of your skin and administer a neutralizing agent. Clients are encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect their skin from environmental exposure and UV rays.
What to Expect
Depending on the chemical peel that you choose, you should expect your face to flake and itch for up to two weeks. Your skilled aesthetician will give you post-care skin instructions once your treatment has concluded. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, it's not helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause your delicate skin to scar!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Your aesthetician can talk about your costs during your consultation after your chemical peel treatment plan has been developed. Costs for a chemical peel will vary, depending on the type you get. Body+Beauty Lab takes several payment methods. We encourage clients to ask about current specials on our spectrum of facial treatments. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money. In addition, joining our VIP membership program will also entitle you to exclusive deals and discounts on a range of our skin care services.
What should I choose for my chemical peel?
The chemical peel you choose will depend on your specific skin needs and aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, we can help you select which chemical peel is best for your skin. A few things you might consider are your general health, the type of skin you have, the depth of your skin concerns, the amount of time you can commit to recovery, and what you want the peel to accomplish. For first-time patients, it may be better to start with a signature peel and see what you think. After this, you and your aesthetician might tweak your plan to create the best type of peel for your needs.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Dermabrasion and chemical peels are both facial treatments that correct surface imperfections to give your skin a smooth, rejuvenated appearance. The major difference between the two is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the surface skin layer by means of a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. During your one-on-one consultation, your aesthetician will go over the pros and cons of each treatment and help you decide if dermabrasion or a chemical peel is better for your skin goals.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
For even greater improvements to your skin, you may combine a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Body+Beauty Lab. During your initial consultation, be open with your aesthetician when describing your skin problems so we can develop a personalized treatment plan to best address your needs. Your skin care treatment plan might include an injectable treatment for wrinkles (such as Juvéderm or BOTOX), plus a chemical peel to refresh your entire face.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you know nothing about treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Body+Beauty Lab's experienced team of skin care professionals can help you choose your ideal treatments and craft a customized regimen to renew the brightness and beauty of your skin. Your freshly renewed complexion will look healthier, more radiant, and smoother than ever. Contact our office in Philadelphia, PA to receive a skin assessment today for a chemical peel treatment.