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When rejuvenating the skin, chemical peels are the go-to cosmetic treatment and the most common in the world of skincare. The most common problems we could face with our skin may be the wrinkling of our skin due to aging or even discolored skin and scarring. These skin problems may seem little, but in the long run, they could cause a dent in your confidence and lower your self-esteem, especially if you’re someone who likes to feel very confident about their skin. Chemical peels address this type of skin problem and help boost the look of our skin. Here’s all you need to know about chemical peels and how they work.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are used to treat a range of skin conditions. They use chemical solutions to remove old, wrinkling layers of the skin. A chemical peel is also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling, which is applied on the skin in areas like the face, neck, and hands. These chemicals cause damage or injury to the layers of the skin. These layers eventually peel off and leave you with more aesthetically youthful skin. These chemical peels help exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin.

Why you need a chemical peel appointment?

Chemical peels are good for all skin types. They perform various functions and can be applied differently to the skin. Chemical peels have one goal: to enhance your skin’s appearance and make you look more youthful. They help address those minor skin issues you might face, like skin discoloration, mild scarring, and wrinkling. 

Since it is a skin-resurfacing procedure, it addresses any skin issue you may have, including certain types of acne. You may also benefit from a chemical peel if you have an uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, aging skin, and more.

Types of chemical peels

Different types of chemical peels depend on your skin type and what you’re trying to achieve. Our professionals will recommend the perfect one for your skin type.

Light chemical peels

With the light chemical peel, you can address skin problems such as wrinkling, rough, damaged skin, dry skin, and certain types of acne. We know that chemical peeling has to do with the removal of the outermost layer of the skin. These light chemical peels are filled with or formulated with moderate peeling solutions or agents which can be used to exfoliate your skin hence the name carefully; light chemical peel. They only affect the epidermis. It is safe to get light chemical peels every 2 to 5 weeks.

Medium chemical peels

This chemical peel is the best choice if you’re struggling with uneven skin, aging spots, acne, and scarring. There are different types of solutions used in a medium chemical peel procedure. This chemical peel helps reduce the outermost and uppermost layers of the skin. 

Recovery from this type of peel may take a week or more and require some downtime. The most common type of medium chemical peel is the Trichloroacetic acid peel, otherwise known as TCA peels. It can be used in combination with salicylic acid and other types of solutions at a lower percentage. They are offered in various ranges of strength and blends. A medium chemical peel is slightly better than a light chemical peel.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel is best if you have blotchy skin, serious sun damage, and actinic keratosis. The chemical peel affects your epidermis and the uppermost and middle layer of the skin. For this type of peel, the administration of local anesthesia is required to prevent discomfort and pain because it deals with much stronger chemicals than the previously mentioned types of chemical peels. 

If you have deep skin scars or wrinkling, this chemical peel type is recommended. Though they may require more healing time, the results are long-lasting and dramatic skin rejuvenation. Patients who consider a deep chemical peel should also consider laser removal or laser resurfacing, as it is now a popular and convenient process that will help rejuvenate the skin successfully. A deep chemical peel is a one-time only treatment.

How do chemical peels work?

Your esthetician performs Chemical Peels. Our experienced team will cleanse your skin to remove excess oil, then apply a chemical solution to your skin. The chemical solution helps peel away dead skin cells to reveal a new layer of skin that is youthful, brighter, and has fewer wrinkles and frown lines. Chemical peels work through skin exfoliation, stimulating skin turnover, which helps unclog pores and prevent or reduce skin discoloration. 

Different chemical solutions may be applied to the skin depending on the chemical peel type you go for, all of which have one thing in common; they eliminate dead skin cells by stimulating the natural peeling of the skin and improving skin texture regardless of the skin type. The goal is to give your skin a youthful and enhanced look.


Our skin is very important to us and serves various purposes, including serving as a cover or protection against multiple germs. A chemical peel is skincare you should consider; it could lessen skin problems such as acne and precancerous diseases, among others. Some natural skin dissatisfaction could include wrinkling, which is a result of aging. Also, the procedure can right the skin to its youthful look, but you’ll need the right skin care professional to care for your skin properly. 

At Amaris’ Aesthetics, we provide qualified estheticians who use chemical peels to address your skin issues. Restoring your confidence and enhancing your skin to give you a more youthful look is our goal for you. We want to attend to any skin needs you have and help you achieve your goals for your skin

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