What You Need to Know About Chemical Peels | Pur-One Medispa

Trying new skincare products can be scary. Not only is there a chance that the product you paid for won’t work, but there’s the chance that it could cause mild irritation or skin damage. When you add a product to your skincare routine, and your skin is even worse than before, it’s a pretty terrible feeling.

We understand that any new product or skin care service can be a scary experience. And, we also understand that chemical peels have a bad reputation. Many people think that they melt the skin off your face. We’re here to clear everything up. Here’s everything you need to know about chemical peels before visiting a spa treatment center.

First off, what is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a treatment applied to the face to remove damaged outer layers of skin. By removing or peeling these layers, the facial skin is enhanced and smoothed to reveal revitalized, youthful-looking skin.

Go to Someone Who is Experienced

A lot of hair salons and different spas offer chemical peels; but for this treatment, it is best to go to a medical spa or dermatologist. Each skin type is different, and you want an esthetician who is genuinely going to care about your goals with your skin. Plus, an experienced esthetician will be able to recommend the mask that is best for your skin. Going to a certified professional will ensure that you get all of your questions answered and get the results that you want.

Know Your Skin Concerns

Estheticians are experts, no doubt about it. But it’s important to know your biggest concerns with your skin and why you made this appointment in the first place. No one knows your skin better than you do, and a good esthetician is going to ask questions. We offer the following SkinMedica® chemical peels at Pur-One Medispa for different skin concerns.

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel®—This peel is especially helpful for patients with sun damage, freckles, acne scarring, melisma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel®—This peel treatment is gentle and works on all skin types. It works by rapidly turning over skin cells which cause significant peeling of the outermost layer of skin. This peel is ideal for sensitive skin types or for patients who have never had a chemical peel before and don’t know how their skin will react.
SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel™—This treatment works to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation by smoothing the skin through a stimulating collagen. The peel also uses retinoic acid and other chemicals to accelerate skin exfoliation, so that you can correct skin imperfections (age spots and spots from sun exposure).
Dysport®—This peel treatment is for patients who want to smooth out frown lines that develop on the forehead between the eyebrows.

As one can see, there are several different types of chemical peels to choose from depending on your skin concern.

Go in With Realistic Expectations

A chemical peel can smooth, tighten, and brighten your skin, leaving you with a youthful appearance, but it isn’t going to remove everything. Also, don’t expect perfection after one visit. One peel isn’t going to do the trick. To get the results you want, a series is the best way to get optimal results.

Pur-One Medispa—Premier Medical Spa in St. Louis, Missouri

Pur-One Medispa offers an array of plastic surgery services performed by expert Jackie Carr who has more than sixteen years of facial aesthetic experience. Ms. Carr is also a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Looking to bring back your young, youthful glow? Contact Pur-One Medispa today!