Chemical Peel

Does Chemical Peel Work?

August 6, 2021

Does Chemical Peel Work?

Well, Yes! But there are things you need to know and do in order to see results.

Such as:

  1. The depth and concentration  of the peels
  2. How many do you need to get?
  3. The best for your skin of color and skin type
  4. The best for your skin concern

Chemical peels have been used and are still being used to treat skin conditions such as acne, acne scars, general scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, rough skin texture, large pores, aging skin, dull skin, the list goes on. But if you don’t know which ones to use or how many times you need to use them, you may end up not getting the results you desire. The goal of this post is to help you see how to effectively use chemical peels to achieve your dream skin.

Before we get into the main gist of today’s post, let’s quickly touch on when you need a chemical peel, and when you don’t. 

You need chemical peel If you have:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne/acne scars
  • Skin pigmentation concerns
  • Skin texture concerns

When don’t you need chemical peel?

You don’t need a chemical peel if you have:

  • Active cold sores
  • Open lesions
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Untreated diabetes
  • Any burn (sunburn, chemical burn, etc)
  • Any recent facial surgery
  • If you’ve used Accutane within the last 6 months


Now to the first main point.

What are the different depths and types of peels?

There are three different depths of chemical peels namely, light, medium, and deep chemical peels. 

Light chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). This provides subtle improvement over time and is often done in a series. 

A medium chemical peel will remove the outer layer (epidermis), as well as the upper part of the middle layer of the skin (the dermis). This gives your skin a smooth, fresh look. 

While deep peels go deeper to the lower part of my dermis (the second layer of your skin) and remove skin cells. This typically produces the most dramatic results. 


Glycolic acid 10-50%, lactic acid 10-30%, mandelic acid 40%, salicylic acid 30%, and Jessner’s peel are classified as light chemical peels 

Glycolic acid 70%,  salicylic acid over 30%, TCA 30-50% are classified as medium-strength peels

Lastly, TCA peels over 50% and Phenol peels are classified as medium strength peels.

 Phenol peels are not even available over the counter, and they require a board-certified physician to administer them-I believe.


How many times do you need to get a chemical peel done before you see significant results?

For superficial peels, you need to get them done several every 3 to 4 weeks for a total of four to six treatments. Medium depth peels would need to be conducted on a monthly basis for a total of 2-4 treatments. For deeper peels, one treatment is enough to see significant results.


What are the best peels for each skin color and type?

If you are darker skinned you can or have really dry skin, or sensitive skin your skin could benefit from gentle peels like lactic acid or mandelic acid. If you have acne-prone skin or oily, salicylic acid peel,  or Jessner’s peel are worth considering. Glycolic acid is great for all skin types.


What is the best chemical peel for your skin issue?

If you have hyperpigmentation cosmelan peel, TCA peels, aha peels or vi peels are great at targeting hyperpigmentation, When it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, TCA peel, glycolic acid, and Mandelic acid peel, are all excellent options.  If you struggle with acne scars, an AHA (glycolic acid, lactic acid) or TCA peel is actually able to lighten the appearance of blemish scarring when new skin is formed.  If you are trying to improve the appearance of large pores, mandelic acid is a good option.

Products Mentioned

▶ TCA https://bit.ly/3zBlpWq

– TCA 20% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-13267921

▶ Glycolic acid https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100428206-13267954

– Glycolic acid 70% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-12783128

▶ Salicylic acid https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100428206-13267954

▶ Lactic acid https://fxo.co/CVwQ

– Lactic acid 2 https://amzn.to/3cmOcUJ

▶ Mandelic acid https://amzn.to/3cmp40g

▶ Jessners peel https://amzn.to/3prvzUF

-Jessners peel 2 https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-100428206-13267923


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