While most people actively avoid chemicals in most aspects of their life, they do have some practical and desirable applications. In fact, chemical peels are one of the most successful aesthetic treatments offered by our skin experts. Rest assured that, when administered by a medical professional, the chemicals in chemical peels are safe. To learn more about why it is one of our more popular cosmetic treatments at Knox Wellness Experience, continue reading this blog. 

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

The main objective of a chemical peel is to remove the outermost layers of your skin. Clearing off the top layer of skin cells reveals healthier, smoother, and more radiant skin underneath. This is a great strategy for reducing cosmetic imperfections on the skin such as scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Many patients are surprised to find that chemical peels are actually gentler than other exfoliating procedures, which typically rely on a manual abrasion technique that is rougher on the skin.

What Chemicals Are Found in a Chemical Peel?

Our experts offer chemical peels in varying strengths to best address the unique needs of our diverse patients. If you have mild to moderate signs of aging, you may see great results with a light peel, while a deeper peel is appropriate for more advanced skin imperfections.

The exact chemicals in your peel depend on the type of peel you choose. Whereas lighter peels have mild acids like alpha and beta hydroxyl, most medium peels have moderately stronger chemicals like glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid. Our strongest peels have phenol, which can achieve a full penetration of epidermis.

What Will You Feel During a Chemical Peel?

You are likely to notice a moderate stinging sensation during your treatment, but it should not feel too uncomfortable because your skin is covered in a topical numbing agent. As expected, deeper peels are more likely to cause discomfort, but it should be both temporary and manageable.

Can Anyone Have a Chemical Peel?

While a chemical peel is a great cosmetic treatment for most patients, if you are pregnant or nursing, prone to scarring, or have open sores or a darker skin complexion, you may not be a great candidate for this elective procedure. Thankfully, our beauty experts can recommend alternative treatments that can address the same problems.

Make an Appointment for a Chemical Peel

To transform your skin with a thorough exfoliating procedure, choose a chemical peel. Our expert medical aestheticians can provide you with a safe experience that minimizes downtime. Call 865-801-9501 to schedule an appointment at our office in Knoxville.

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