With the hottest days of the year still ahead of us, a skin-rejuvenating chemical peel can give you a beautiful fresh-faced look that you’ll enjoy all summer. Here’s what you need to know about chemical peels and what they can do for your skin.

Chemical peels essentially peel away the top layers of your skin, removing all the dead skin, dirt, extra oil, and debris. They’re an ideal way to rejuvenate your skin — and they’re especially helpful at this time of year, as we head into the hottest part of summer. The team at Kingsway Medispa & Wellness Center in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York, outlines what you need to know about chemical peels for summertime skin rejuvenation.

What chemical peels can do for your skin

Chemical peels are one of the most popular methods of skin rejuvenation because they address many common skin issues. A few of the issues that chemical peels can help treat include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation: brown spots on the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Flaky dry skin
  • Excessively oily skin
  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Clogged or congested pores

Chemical peels use acids to precisely target and dissolve the unhealthy top layer of skin. This reveals your healthy skin below.

Chemical peels are often called a full-face rejuvenation treatment because they can address multiple skin problems at once.

Chemical peel options

There are three main types of chemical peels. They’re grouped by intensity, which essentially refers to how deep the acids go into the skin.

Mild chemical peels

Mild chemical peels, sometimes called superficial peels or lunchtime peels, usually contain a milder acid, like salicylic or glycolic acid. They’re easy and convenient, so mild chemical peels are the most popular type of peel today.

These peels remove the top layer of skin to give you a refreshed appearance with subtle improvements, so they’re great for surface issues. You can return to your normal activities immediately.

Medium chemical peels

Medium chemical peels remove the top layer of skin and some parts of the next layer as well to give you a notably younger and clearer-looking face. They’re ideal for treating more stubborn skin issues like wrinkles, acne scars, and significant skin tone problems.

Medium chemical peels usually contain trichloroacetic acid, sometimes along with glycolic acid. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends 7-14 days of healing time after a medium chemical peel. You can wear makeup after about 5-7 days.

Deep chemical peels

Deep chemical peels are heavy-duty peels that can remove multiple skin layers. It can address deeper wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growths using an acid called phenol. You’ll receive a local anesthetic for this kind of peel.

After a deep peel, you’ll need 14-21 days of healing time, with your face bandaged. While the recovery is the longest time of all chemical peels, a deep peel also offers the most dramatic results.

Kingsway Medispa & Wellness Center can help you decide what type of peel best meets your goals for your appearance. But, if chemical peels aren’t right for you, other options like facials can help transform your skin before summertime.

Why should you have chemical peels this summer?

For a few reasons, this is a great time of year to consider a chemical peel. First, summer is the time when you’re most likely to want to go barefaced as you soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors. With a chemical peel, you can feel confident about your appearance even if you’re not wearing makeup.

Another important benefit is that chemical peels are great for oil control. Oily skin is often especially troublesome during the summer, when you’re sweating. Oil can trap sweat, dirt, and dead skin to make your skin problems even worse. But, a chemical peel before the summer gives you a fresh, clean, and healthy face that can sweat without making skin worse.

Ready for healthy and glowing skin this summer? Our medical aesthetics experts at Kingsway Medispa & Wellness Center are ready to help rejuvenate your skin. Contact us online or call the New York office in Midwood, Brooklyn now.

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