If you want brighter and healthier skin, the solution may be as simple as beginning a treatment plan that involves regular chemical peels. Peels use a combination of chemicals to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface to promote brighter and healthier skin. At Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN, we offer effective peels to meet the needs of different patients and help them achieve healthier, brighter skin.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels use a combination of acids and skin-perfecting ingredients to chemically exfoliate one or more layers of skin. Aside from improving skin health, peels can help eliminate common skin imperfections that affect the complexion, help treat acne-prone skin, improve the appearance of skin discoloration, and soften lines and wrinkles. They can also promote improved skin tone and texture and be scheduled regularly to maintain long-term results.
The Difference Between Chemical and Physical Exfoliation
Physical exfoliation refers to treatments that physically exfoliate the skin and use a form of manual abrasion to remove the dead skin cells from the top layer. Examples of physical exfoliation include treatments like microdermabrasion and dermaplaning and products with abrasive ingredients, like nut shells, beads, sugar, or salt.
Chemical exfoliation refers to peels that use a combination of skin-safe chemicals to gently dissolve one or more layers of the skin. During treatment, the chemical solution is topically applied to the skin for several minutes and then removed. Unlike physical exfoliation, you can’t visibly see the chemical exfoliation process occur.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
While physical exfoliation does promote skin health, it’s important to balance your skincare with a combination of both chemical and physical exfoliation, as each accomplishes different goals.
Adding chemical peels to your skincare routine targets skin cells uniquely. Peels promote increased collagen and elastin production, using exfoliating chemicals and anti-aging ingredients to address skin concerns. Some other treatment benefits include the following:
- Peels promote optimal skin health
- Treatments only take a few minutes to complete
- They can be combined with other anti-aging treatments for enhanced results
- Results are often immediate
- They can address common skin concerns and the visible signs of aging
- They promote uniform skin tone and texture
- Treatments can be customized for different skin types
Our Treatment Options
At Knox Wellness Experience, we offer different peels to meet the needs of our patients. We will begin the process with an initial consultation if you’re interested in beginning a treatment plan that includes regular chemical peels. We will evaluate your skin in person to learn more about your skin type and primary concerns.
Furthermore, we will ask you some questions about your ultimate treatment goals and ideal complexion. We offer two different peels, the Glass Peel and the SkinCeuticals® Smart TCA Peel, and will determine which is right for your skin at your initial consultation.
The Glass Peel
The Glass Peel is a popular chemical peel that can improve the appearance of the skin, hydrate dry skin, and promote clearer skin, resolving breakouts. The Glass Peel is known for eliminating the excess dead skin cells and buildup from the skin’s surface, contributing to blocked pores, acne, and generally uneven skin tone and texture. It can also treat hyperpigmentation by brightening the skin and creating a uniform skin tone.
Patients with specific skin concerns can schedule this treatment to achieve visible results, as can those with normal skin who simply want to promote skin health.
The SkinCeuticals® Smart TCA Peel
The Smart TCA Peel is a professional peel by SkinCeuticals®, the popular professional-grade skincare company known for making products that visibly improve the skin.
This peel contains 15% TCA and 3% glycolic acid and can smooth lines and wrinkles and reverse other signs of aging. It helps shrink pore size, treats skin laxity, and helps eliminate skin discoloration. It’s an effective treatment option for all skin types, including those with combination skin, normal skin, dry skin, and oily skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should I Schedule Treatments?
Patients who schedule light to medium peels can typically schedule treatments every month. You may benefit from monthly or bi-monthly treatments, depending on your skin concerns. We can discuss how often you should schedule treatments during your consultation, so you can schedule your treatments accordingly.
Is There Downtime?
You won’t have to plan around significant downtime after your chemical peel. We will give you thorough instructions regarding how to care for your skin after your peel to ensure optimal results. You must avoid exfoliating treatments and products for several days to weeks after your treatment to avoid irritation and any adverse effects.
Will I Peel?
Regarding peeling, patients have unique reactions to chemical peels. Some peel, others don’t. Peeling is a natural skin response after your peel, and it’s not a cause for concern. If your skin begins to peel, avoid picking at it and let it shed naturally to avoid scarring or infection.
Can I Combine Peels With Other Treatments?
Peels pair well with facials and can enhance the results of other professional treatments. We can design your treatment plan accordingly to help you get the most out of your chemical peels and schedule other treatments to address additional skin concerns.
Invest in Your Skin
If you need to get out of your skincare rut, a chemical peel is a perfect place to start. You’ll see improvements in your skin after just one treatment, and those results will build on each other after every treatment you schedule. We can give you more details about the benefits of chemical peels and determine which of our treatments is right for you.