Often thought of as the largest organ of all, your skin takes on the important job of protecting your body every day. Naturally, it takes a lot of damage throughout your life; between sun exposure, aging, irritants and years of smiling and frowning, wrinkles and other signs of wear are likely to occur. Though there are many ways you can combat skin damage, medical peels are one of the newest and most beneficial options available today.
A peel treatment is a procedure that helps rejuvenate your skin's natural health. The procedure itself is virtually pain-free, though some patients do experience minor tingling or burning as a side effect. A facial peel is a thin, clear paste that is spread on the skin; it is left to set for a certain amount of time, anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes depending on the desired result. For about 4-7 days afterward, your skin will likely experience more peeling, not unlike a sunburn. Don't be alarmed! This is a normal and very important part of the process.
How do they work?
Medical peels use various chemicals, such as salicylic acid and niacinamide, to remove the topmost layer of dead cells from your skin; this is what causes peeling in the days following treatment. As more dead skin cells peel away, they reveal a new layer of smoother, more vibrant skin underneath. Facial peels also tend to have a plumping effect, which can help further reduce signs of aging and damage. This type of treatment is ideal for many common skin issues, including:
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Some forms of acne
- Mild scarring
- Loose skin texture
Treatments like a Salicylic Med Peel aren't just limited to the face - in fact, many procedures will also treat your hands as well.
Where can you get one?
Facial peels are an outpatient procedure that can be performed in most medical offices, spas and even salons. They do not require any downtime or a hospital stay. Some luxury spas, such as Brigitte BEAUTÉ, offer different kinds of peels to treat specific conditions, such as the nutrient infused Clarity Med Peel.
No matter where you go, your skin is always protecting your body. Isn't about time you give it the revitalizing boost it needs? Whether you're looking for a light facial or a deep-cleansing treatment, Brigitte BEAUTÉ has something for everyone.
Call now to schedule your first Salicylic Med Peel or express facial today!