Are you seeking a solution for fine lines and wrinkles? Do you want a safe and effective way to restore your once-youthful glow? Chemical peels are the latest cosmetic trend with promising results. Although chemical peels work well, you may have questions about possible risks or the safety of a chemical peel’s ingredients. Here at Hanami Medspa in Fort Worth, Texas, we understand your desire to know what you’re putting on your skin and believe in using only the best ingredients for each treatment.
How chemical peels work
Chemical peels are an acid-based, topical solution used to decrease the prominence of scars, sun and age spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin. During your appointment, an aesthetics professional will first prepare and clean your skin. Then, the chemical compound is applied to your skin in subsequent layers. You may feel minor discomfort or tingling while the treatment is ongoing, but the effects are temporary and subdue once the chemical is neutralized.
Over the next several days, your outermost layers of skin will begin to flake or peel. The peeling serves to expose new, fresh skin that appears younger. Initially, you’ll notice redness similar to that of a slight sunburn. However, as your skin heals, you’ll see impressive results that present reduced wrinkles, scars, discoloration, and age spots.
Chemical peel ingredients
If you use revitalizing creams, lotions, or serums, chemical peels contain some of the same ingredients you are already putting on your face. It is the concentration of components that make the difference between chemical peels and standard skincare regimens. Some chemical peel ingredients include:
- Glycolic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Lactic acid
- Mandelic acid
- Retinoic acid
Ask your provider any questions you may have about the ingredients in your chemical peel options.
Are chemical peels safe?
Chemical peels aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every skin imperfection. During your initial skin consultation, your Hanami Medspa provider will discuss your health history. This is to help predict and prevent any complications from the peel. If it turns out you’re not a candidate for a chemical peel, your medical professional will suggest alternative treatments that better suit your needs.
Although chemical peels are generally safe for most people, you mustn't try this at home. Physicians and aesthetic professionals only order certified chemical peels to guarantee the product’s ingredients are safe for use. If you order peels from an online shop, there is no way to determine the validity of the product’s ingredients.
Your face is the first thing people look at when you present yourself to the world. Knowing what goes into the products is essential for maintaining your skin’s health. If you’re considering a chemical peel as part of your skin-revitalizing regimen, call or go online to schedule your skin consultation with Hanami Medspa today.