A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a carefully formulated chemical solution to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This process reveals a layer of fresh, healthy cells and a glowing complexion.
There are many different chemical peel formulations from which to choose. You can also buy products online or in stores that are marketed as various types of chemical peels, but none can match the strength and quality of the peels made available exclusively to medical professionals.
ZO® Skin Health is a leader in the aesthetics industry and creates products backed by extensive scientific research. The ZO 3-Step Peel is a prime example and is one of the most popular types of chemical peels available.
Many people choose chemical peels because they can improve multiple skin issues with the same treatment. Some of the common skin complaints that chemical peels can treat include:
It often takes a series of several peels to achieve optimal results. But you’ll begin to see improvements right away after your first treatment.
The first step is applying the chemical peel solution to the surface of your skin. The peel is formulated with lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and salicylic acid. This solution is left in place for a short time and works to remove the outer layer of skin.
Next, stimulating retinol cream is applied. Because those dead skin cells are gone, the retinol can penetrate far more deeply at this stage of the treatment. This step also provides a collagen boost.
Finally, a calming cream is applied to soothe your skin. This step relieves irritation and restores a normal moisture balance.
It’s normal for your skin to feel somewhat tight and dry for a couple of days after your peel. Within three to four days, you should begin to see dead skin cells sloughing off. Be sure to be kind to your skin during this process, and avoid picking at peeling areas or using harsh products.
When you’re ready to learn more about chemical peels and the ZO 3-Step Peel in particular, call or click to book a visit at your earliest convenience.