What Is In Your Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels San Francisco, CAA chemical peel is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your skin tone, get rid of acne, and even combat fine lines and wrinkles. By having one of our medical aestheticians at SKIN Medical Spa apply a thin layer of the chemical to your face, it will work to target the top few layers of the skin. Once the chemical has been removed, you may notice that your skin is a bit more red than usual. After about a week, your skin will start to peel— revealing, newer, healthier skin underneath. And although chemical peels are effective, they have some patients wondering what is in them and whether or not they are safe. This article will discuss what is in your chemical peel so that you feel more confident before you come into our office the next time. Read on to learn more.

Glycolic Acid

There are multiple types of chemical peels that we use here at SKIN Medical Spa. However, the most popular kind is a glycolic peel. Made from cane sugar, glycolic peels are effective at penetrating deep into the skin and treating fine lines and wrinkles, excessive oil, blackheads, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, because glycolic peels are natural, you won’t have to worry about having any adverse side-effects that are outside of the normal reddening and peeling of the skin.

Mandelic Acid

Similar to glycolic acid, mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid. Derived from bitter almond, mandelic acid is used to treat a wide variety of medical issues including treating urinary tract infections. However, when it comes to using mandelic acid in a chemical peel, it has unique anti-aging properties to help you look and feel years younger.

Here at SKIN Medical Spa we primarily like to use alpha hydroxy acids in our chemical peels to give patients the best results possible. As a natural way to rejuvenate the skin and encourage new growth, alpha hydroxy acids will deeply penetrate into your skin and give you great results. If you have hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, acne, or an abundance of oil, then you may want to consider coming into SKIN Medical Spa and getting a chemical peel. To learn more about chemical peels, contact our office today and schedule an appointment!


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