Top 5 chemical peel myths
We all remember that episode from Sex and the City, where Samantha decided to get a “freshening” chemical peel just days before Carrie’s book launch party, but was left with an uncomfortable, unsightly and disastrous result. It is a moment that is etched into the minds of many women when they hear the words “chemical peel”. While this iconic (and hilarious) scene put chemical peels on the map it has also created a stigma around this highly beneficial beauty treatment. However, let us at Esthetique NY be the first to tell you that you won’t be left looking red faced, itchy and flaky for days like Samantha. Our beauty peels require minimal downtime but still energise, protect and rebuild your skin in a powerful but gentle treatment.
Without further ado here are 5 chemical peel myths, debunked!
Myth No. 1: I will need a lot of recovery time after a chemical peel
While some chemical peels are stronger than others some allow you to return to your daily routine immediately. You will not have to worry about aggravated redness and only worry about flaunting your beautiful, fresh skin. At Esthetique NY chemical peels can be done light, medium, or deep, depending on your desired results and the amount of time you have. The innovation of non-invasive gentle peels is that there is no downtime at all, but they still give extraordinary results. It is actually possible to come in during your lunch break and return to work with only pleasant glowing skin after receiving a treatment.
Myth no. 2: Chemical peels can damage your skin
Contrary to the name and what many people think, nothing actually “peels off” your skin during a chemical peel. It works through the means of a chemical solution that is applied to the face, which delicately dissolves the upper layers of the skin. As this occurs the body’s healing response is stimulated causing new tissue to emerge, which is smoother and has improved texture. The word “chemical” might not sound like something you should ever associate with your skin, but when performed correctly chemical peels are a safe way to improve your skin. In fact, many chemical peels actually use naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods like sugar cane.
Myth No. 3: Chemical peels are only for people wanting to look younger
While our beauty peels do help to rejuvenate and treat fine lines and wrinkles on aged skin. Beauty peels are appropriate for all ages including people in their twenties. Particularly if you have acne prone or sun damaged skin. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your skin at any age, please talk to us at Esthetique NY and explore the possibility of getting a chemical peel that targets your specific skin problems. Chemical peels can be effective for many afflictions including age spots, wrinkles, as well as improving acne and acne scarring. Whether you are looking to get your glow back or smooth and exfoliate your face, our peels are ideal for anyone who wants to improve the general look of their skin.
Myth No. 4: Chemical peels are extremely painful
Most chemical peels cause mild, temporary discomfort, the most common feeling is usually a slight stinging or burning sensation, but these effects do not last. During some more powerful peels, the ingredients actually act as an anaesthetic so pain is kept to a minimal. In addition after the actual beauty peel is done, pain is also marginal. In our experience at Esthetique NY the worst part, that some clients complain of, is tingling or itching while the skin is healing.
Myth No. 5: Chemical peels take too long
No time? No problem. Our “today peels” require no preparation and can be booked and completed on the very same day. At Esthetique NY we know you are busy and try to accommodate this, most of our peels won’t take more than 30 minutes. While it does depend on the type and strength of the peel, the procedure is not usually a lengthy one. The skin is cleansed and a solution is applied in the same amount of time you could watch a Sex and the City episode.
Esthetique NY hope this has helped debunk the stigma around beauty peels and urges you to remember that the treatments are being applied but skilled professionals who work with you to find the right peel for your skin type and concerns. If you’ve been looking for an effective way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin getting a chemical peel might be the complexion fix you’re looking for.
Please come in and see us for a free consultation and assessment or contact Diane on 3191 7180 for any enquiries and bookings.