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What Are The Benefits Of Chemical Peel?

What Are The Benefits Of Chemical Peel?

Chemical Peel is a cosmetic procedure that has been around for decades now but only recently became popular with celebrities and social media influencers promoting them as a beauty treatment or cosmetic procedure that helps get rid of skin imperfections.

However, due to its hype, the information about chemical peels is getting convoluted. Some call it a miracle skincare treatment, while others say it barely works.

But if celebrities and social media influencers frequently promote it, it surely works, right? Yes, it does work, but to what extent? That is the question. 

To make it clear once and for all, we will discuss what chemical peels are and the exact benefits you can make out of them. Continue reading the article to learn more about it. 

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels can clear the outer layer of skin from the face, neck, arms, or other body parts. They are a form of controlled-depth chemical exfoliation. The depth of the peel is controlled by the concentration and type of chemicals used in it. 

The goal of chemical peels is to improve your skin’s appearance and health by removing surface dead skin cells and creating space for new skin cells to grow. Chemical peels may be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments or alone. 

The concept behind it is simple, remove the unwanted skin layer, dragging skin blemishes along with the removal. However, results don’t always offer equal outcomes. The exact results depend on the severity of the blemishes and what type of chemical peel you receive. 

Different Kinds Of Chemical Peels

There are different kinds of chemical peels, but you don’t have to worry about picking which one is for you. Your provider will help you choose which chemical peels suit your needs. 

So here are the different types of peels that your provider may use on you:

Light Chemical Peel

Light chemical peels are superficial chemical peels that only remove the skin’s top layer. It does not remove any layers or cause any injuries to the epidermis. This type of peel is also safe to use on sensitive areas around the eyes, mouth, and nose.

The advantages of this remedy are that it is fast and effective, and it leaves no downtime or scars. It also has no side effects like redness or swelling. The treatment is so mild that you can try out the treatment again every two to five weeks. 

Medium Chemical Peel

The medium chemical peel is stronger than the light chemical peel but slightly more expensive. It has a higher concentration of acids and a lower concentration of alcohol than the light chemical peel.

While it has a more substantial effect, you still need several treatments to get your desired results. 

Deep Chemical Peel

The most potent chemical peel is a deep chemical peel. This type of peel removes the epidermis layer and upper layers of the dermis to reveal new layers of healthy skin cells underneath. However, it is so strong that you will need a local anesthetic to ease the pain and discomfort.

The effect of this peel is so potent that you won’t need to go back to get another session for repeated treatment. The impact can last as long as ten years. 

What Are The Benefits?

There is a lot of convoluted information about chemical peels, so to set it straight, here are the benefits you can get out of chemical peel treatment.

Signs Of Aging

Chemical peels can effectively remove signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, age spots, and dryness.

When skin layers are removed thanks to the chemical peels, the skin works harder to replace them. Your skin will trigger more collagen and elastin protein production to replace and build new skin. The abundance of these proteins allows new supple and firm skin to appear, reducing signs of aging. 

Your skin becomes noticeably smoother, and it isn’t dry or rough. However, chemical peels are not enough to remove deep wrinkles.


Acne is a skin condition that several factors can cause. The most common causes are hormonal changes, bacteria, and inflammation.

So, using chemical peels removes the top layer of skin cells, which is where acne forms. It will also break down clogged hair follicles and kill bacteria-causing acne, effectively removing existing acne and preventing it from returning.

Acne Scars

When you acnes heal, the skin compensates for the lesions by producing collagen fibers. It does that to repair the lesions caused by the inflammation. 

Unfortunately, the skin overcompensates, so it creates bulging scars, which are known as acne scars. They are bumpy and raised, creating an uneven skin surface.

Using chemical peels will help reduce the overabundance of these collagen fibers, giving the skin a much more even surface and texture. It clears the top skin layer and the other unnecessary collagen build-up.

Skin Dullness

Your skin is the most exposed body part, especially our faces since we don’t wear clothes over it. Thanks to the frequent exposure, your skin’s overall complexions start to dull.

Using the treatment will allow new skin to resurface itself. New skin cells develop and replace the old ones, appearing more vibrant and healthier. 

Who Can Take Advantage Of Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are, for the most time, applicable and safe for everyone. However, people tend to be confused about what the treatment can and can’t do. So we will lay out who’s the treatment for and who shouldn’t use the treatment.

You are a good candidate for the treatment if you fit in any of these bullet points:

  • Acne Scars
  • Healthy Skin
  • Superficial Wrinkles
  • Dull Complexion

On the other hand, if you are in any of these categories, the treatment isn’t recommended for you:

  • Deep Wrinkles Or Scars
  • Skin Health Issues
  • Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
  • Problems With Immune System
  • Undergone Radiation Treatment
  • Skin Rash

If you have any of these circumstances, it may cause unwanted effects if you experience a chemical peel. 


Chemical peels are sufficient in rejuvenating the skin and treating signs of aging. If you are interested in a chemical peel, contact ELLA Medical Aesthetics anytime! Sally Santos and her team are always welcome for you. 

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