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Well Peeled

If your skin has poor texture, hyperpigmentation, laxity, fine lines, or wrinkles, the solution might be a lot easier than you think. RefinedMD offers a variety of chemical peels and we can’t wait to create a custom plan for you! There are chemical peels available for all skin tones and types, and they can reach various depths to address issues on many levels. Whether you simply want to brighten your skin or you’re struggling with more stubborn issues like sun damage, a chemical peel can turn back the clock and give you skin that you love.

Chemical peels are just what they sound like. They are a concoction of chemicals that “peel away” layers of the skin to reveal younger-looking, healthier skin below the surface. As an added bonus, chemical peels also tell your body to start producing more collagen at the treatment site. This happens with any controlled injury, and collagen is our natural fountain of youth. There are many types of chemical peels, all made with a variety of ingredients. Let’s look over some of the most popular and best options.

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The Cosmelan Peel is the leading option to remove hyperpigmentation, from brown spots to unwanted freckles. It evens out the skin tone and also amps up your glow. In just 30 minutes, the Cosmelan Peel can start to undo years of sun damage. When you leave the office, you’ll be sporting a clay mask which must be left on for 8 – 12 hours. This means you probably won’t want to stop by the grocery store on the way home or hop on a Zoom call until the day after the treatment, but it’s also a sign of just how powerful this peel is.

However, most people are still able to wear makeup 72 hours after receiving the peel. Some redness can be expected for a couple of weeks, and while it typically isn’t severe enough to get in the way of everyday tasks, you should plan accordingly around big events or planned photos. Every skin tone and type can safely use this peel, and it can reduce scarring, signs of aging, and even stubborn melasma. Cosmelan Peels work at the melanocyte level, so excess melanin production is inhibited.

A Perfect Peel

The aptly named Perfect Peel is a lighter peel that can minimize the appearance of melasma, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It also reduces pore size and brightens the skin. Made with a winning combination of phenol, TCA, salicylic acid, Vitamin C, and more, this gentler peel is a fantastic option to complement a customized at-home skin care regimen. Treat yourself to a Perfect Peel for a quick and easy vibrancy.

The Obagi Radiance Peel is even gentler. Using just salicylic acid, lactic acid, and plenty of botanicals, it tightens and brightens skin. From the makers of one of the leading medical-grade skin care lines, if you love Obagi home products you’re really going to fall for their Radiance Peel. It’s also a great pick for those new to chemical peels who just want to try it out.

A Peel with Power

Need something more than a superficial peel. The Theraplex Peel comes in 20 and 30 percent strengths and is the most popular peel at RefinedMD. It’s based on salicylic acid and is well-matched for those with oily and/or acne-prone skin. It targets below the sebum level and has the power to auto-stop so that over-treatment stops being a risk. Hydrolotion soothes the skin while helping with the recovery process.

And if you really want to tackle your skin woes? Resident plastic surgeon Dr. Roy often combines a 35 percent TCA peel with the Jessner Peel. This is considered a medium-depth peel and has been proven to give results while minimizing the minimum side effects sometimes connected to this deeper peel (like scarring!). For those with more advanced skin issues, working with Dr. Roy might be the best approach.

Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

Probably! There are no age limits on chemical peels and there’s certainly a peel out there designed to treat your skin and skin conditions. The skin is the largest organ we have, and we put it through a lot. That stress shows up in a myriad of ways, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with it. A chemical peel reveals the beautiful skin you already have hiding below the surface.

Schedule your complimentary consultation for a chemical peel today and get ready to get summer-skin gorgeous. Contact RefinedMD via the online chat or call the office today.