Professional chemical peels, when done properly, can offer noticeable improvements in overall texture, tone, and appearance of the skin. These skin treatments are typically done on the face and are typically offered at spas and doctor offices.
How peels works: a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. Used to treat wrinkles, aging skin, and skin discoloration. Results and pricing vary.
When it comes to giving skin a boost, consider some of the latest peels that celebrities have been known to adore:
VI Peel Precision Plus
The VI Peel Precision Plus by the Vitality Institute recently won an award from Cosmopolitan as a “best pro chemical peel” and aims to help reduce melasma and sun-related pigmentation.
Dubbed as the company’s most popular treatment, this is a stronger peel and it is designed to suppress melanin production and brighten up skin tone. Typically, folks can expect results in about a week or so. (Expect some flaking and mild itching as your skin turns over.)
“My clients love this peel! I have done it on many ages and skin types for over 15 years! It is my go-to peel, especially this time of year as summer comes to a close. Everyone starts thinking holidays!” says Alicia Bjornson of Island Retreat, A Medical Spa.
Bjornson also suggests that users consider doing a series of treatments for optimal results. This is an in-office treatment peel combined with an at-home treatment.
Smart TCA Peel by SkinCeuticals
The latest peel by SkinCeuticals, Smart TCA Peel, is made with 3% glycolic acid and 15% TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid). It is designed to improve the overall appearance of discoloration, wrinkles, and fine lines. Those with sun damage or acne issues may be interested in chatting with a professional on the potential benefits of this peel.
ZO 3-Step Peel
This is an in-office treatment peel by ZO Skin Health combined with an at-home treatment. The website describes this peel as “utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to help improve skin health and treat many signs of aging.”
AlphaRet Professional Peel System 50
Skinbetter’s new AlphaRet Professional is the latest peel system for patients with mild photo damage. The manufacturer recommends one peel treatment once every four weeks or so. Ideally, it is used in combination with a skinbetter science regimen that includes their at-home product line of Alto Defense Serum, Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment, AlphaRet Overnight Cream and SPF 30+.
While not a peel, enzyme facials can help exfoliate skin and may be a good options for those who are looking to refresh the skin this fall with zero downtime. An esthetician will use enzymes and helps to stimulate the skin and help give a fresh look to the face.
Where to get it: Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Disclaimer: always talk to a professional before a peel treatment.