A chemical peel is a process in which a chemical agent is applied to the skin. It causes purposeful injury to the top layers of the skin. Specifically, it causes skin exfoliation. These top layers of dead cells then slough off to reveal a new skin layer and a more youthful appearance. Peels differ in how deep they penetrate the skin layers. The deeper the penetration, the more extensive the rejuvenation and recovery time. Peels can be superficial, medium, or deep in terms of depth of penetration.
There are several different types of chemical peels.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel:
An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel is a superficial-depth peel. It is the mildest type of peel formulation.
Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel:
A beta hydroxy acid (BHA) peel is a superficial-depth peel. It can penetrate deeper than the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel.
Jessner’s peel is a superficial-depth peel. It is appropriate for people requiring a deeper peel. It reaches deeper into the skin than an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) peel alone.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel:
The trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is the most popular peel to achieve a medium-depth peel. It can come in a low concentration or a high concentration. The higher the concentration, the stronger the peel.
Phenol is the standard agent for the deepest type of chemical peel, and thus the strongest type of peel offered. Unlike the AHA, BHA, Jessner’s, and TCA peels, a phenol peel is reserved for the face only. It is used to treat very deep wrinkles, age spots, and pigmentation problems.
At this Time we do not offer Chemical peels at Machka. We are in the process of getting the proper trained Aesthetician, as Chemical peels bring results, however it must be administered by qualified and experienced trained professionals to bring results while maintaining clients safety.