How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels are among today’s most popular cosmetic treatments for brighter, healthier skin. But, how exactly do they work to enhance the skin’s appearance?

This article will review how chemical peels work for various aesthetic concerns, and whether you should add them to your Tampa skincare routine. 

How Chemical Peels Work

During a chemical peel, your physician applies a chemical solution to the skin’s surface. This solution causes the skin to shed its outermost layers, usually over three to four days. The skin produces new, healthy cells to replace the cells lost during the shedding process. 

By replacing damaged cells at the skin’s surface with new cells, chemical peels lighten discoloration, fade scarring, and give the skin a brighter appearance overall. 

Choosing the Right Chemical Peel for Your Needs

While all chemical peels speed up skin cell turnover, each peel is tailored to a specific skin concern. At Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg, we offer the following selection of chemical peels to suit different needs:

  • Image Signature Peel: This peel contains vitamin C, glycolic acid, and highly active enzymes to brighten and lighten the skin. It’s performed in four layers and noticeably improves the skin’s appearance in just one session. 
  • Lightning Lift Peel: This peel contains lactic acid and a blend of brightening agents, including kojic acid. It’s ideal for sun spots, brown spots, and redness from rosacea. 
  • Vitamin C Facial: This peel includes cleansing, exfoliation, minor extractions, and a penetrating mask that’s selected specifically for your skin type. The mask contains vitamin C to brighten, tone, and lift your skin. 
  • Organic Tropical Facial: This peel contains organic fruits to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. It contains a hydrating mask and soothing massage. 

Our experienced team will help you find a chemical peel to suit your skin type and cosmetic goals. Book an appointment today!