Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Growing up, we may have been conditioned to think of the word “peel” as a bad thing when it comes to our skin. As a consequence of a bad sunburn, peeling isn’t so great. However, a chemical peel is a wonderful treatment option when it comes to scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and other skin concerns.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a medical grade chemical exfoliant, usually consisting of skin safe acids and enzymes, that remove old layers of skin via a chemical reaction. At Coco Med Spa this is done within a facial treatment and always tailored to the needs of your individual skin. Some peels are mild enough to do on a very regular basis and have little to no downtime. Some peels go much deeper and you will have visible peeling and removal of old skin within the days that follow.
What are the benefits?
As mentioned above, chemical peels penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin causing old skin to lift and new skin to be revealed. This is beneficial to the skin in many ways at once. It can improve texture, discoloration, acne scarring, certain types of active breakouts, fine to deep lines and wrinkles, pore size, and overall skin radiance. Combined with excellent skincare, chemical peels are an excellent tool to restore damaged skin to a healthier state as well as to fight the signs of skin aging.
What types of peels are there?
There are many varying strengths of peels. A good esthetician will choose an appropriate peel for your specific skin type and needs. One of our most popular treatments for our customers who are fully committed to the peel life is the TCA Smart Peel by Skinceuticals.
What is the TCA Smart Peel?
The TCA Smart Peel is a relatively strong peel but it is an excellent fit for most skin types and tones making it very popular. It combines 15% Trichloroacetic Acid with 3% Glycolic Acid to address multiple concerns at once and is best known for improving texture, discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and pore size.
Now is a perfect time of the year to consider a peel as the weather gets colder and we find ourselves out and about in the sun less than usual, especially for those of you booking a chemical peel here in St. Pete. It is imperative that we protect our skin with SPF at all times but after a chemical peel or any type of deep exfoliation, it is more important than ever. Without sunscreen you can cause more damage than was repaired by the treatment, we cannot express the importance of SPF enough. Contact Us to book yours today and experience the radiance and skin repair that you deserve!