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What is a chemical peel and what does it do?

What is a chemical peel and what does it do?

Many people often have an outdated view of chemical peels – and think that all professional chemical peel treatments cause redness, peeling skin and flaking. But not all chemical peels are created equally: modern  chemical peel formulas cause no redness, peeling or downtime. Keep reading to understand what a chemical peel actually is, what issues they can address, and why they work.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a professional technique where a chemically exfoliating solution is applied to the skin to visibly improve appearance and texture.

Traditionally there have been two different types of chemical peels: ablative chemical peel treatments and the non-ablative chemical peel treatments.

Ablative peels are always performed in a doctor's office and have an intense recovery time that includes medication, ointments, and total sun avoidance for 3-6 months. Chemical peels often get a bad reputation because of these harsh, traditional ablative peels.

Traditional non-ablative peels do not penetrate as deeply as ablative peels and recovery is 1-7 days. While traditional non-ablative peels are less intense than ablative peels, they're still outdated. Both traditional ablative and non-ablative peels use a single acid at monster strength that will "peel" the skin and require many to want to go into hiding as their skin recovers from redness and peeling or shedding.

However, there is now a new traditional peeloption.  Bioelements omni-benefit Ultra-Detox Chemical Peel formulas will hydrate, detoxify, sedate, nourish, and exfoliate the skin with NO downtime.


Why do Bioelements chemical peels work?

Bioelements elegant formulas include a combination of multiple exfoliating acids, unlike traditional peels. Glycolic and lactic acid, combined with natural exfoliating fruit acids, target skin concerns at a microscopic level. The ingredients allow these peels to dissolve the dead epidermal cells, but because the particles are so small, the peel is controlled and does not have any negative side effects or downtime.

Along with the acids, these peels use willowherb and aloe to prevent any redness or irritation. Plus, the activated coconut charcoal stimulates microcirculation, draws out impurities and pollution's heavy metals, and detoxifies the skin. Each formula is designed to be powerful, yet gentle.

Who should get a chemical peel treatment?

"Chemical Peels are designed for a number of different client concerns whether it is aging, pigmentation, uneven skin texture, etc… What is beautiful about Bioelements chemical peels is that you can expect true results using our non-ablative approach! No down time is a wonderful thing for those with a busy lifestyle!" – Jarrod Alexander Goad, Bioelements Educator and esthetician

Modern peels are ideal for a multitude of skin issues, including:

  • Breakouts
  • Premature age signs – lines, wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Post-acne dark spots (PIH)
  • Dehydration
  • Clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Milia
  • Dull skin
  • Smoker's skin
  • Rough texture

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