What is a chemical peel?
What is the peeling skin trend you’re seeing all over instagram?
If you’re obsessed with skin care trends, you’ve probably seen the Perfect Derma Peel posted all over skin care blogs. And it’s hard to miss — the Perfect Derma Peel is all about the peeling.
The layers and layers you’re seeing are thin sheets of your skin’s outer layer — the epidermis — peeling back to reveal fresh, new skin underneath.
What is the Perfect Derma Peel doing to your skin
After a medical professional administers the peel — which only takes about 15 minutes — you’ll be instructed to leave it on for 6 hours.
Clients are given a home care kit that comes with The Perfect Derma Moisturizer with 1 percent hydrocortisone and Post-Peel Towelettes to help calm any tightness, redness, or itching that may happen as your skin prepares to peel. Then, a couple of days will go by as if nothing happened.
But by the third day, the magic happens
Thin sheets of the epidermis skin will start to peel. This lasts for three to four days. The [whole process] gently resurface skin within seven to ten days. During this process, you can’t slough, pick, or peel the shedding skin, as it may lead to scarring. Yep, you have to just let the peeling happen.
So, what’s in the Perfect Derma Peel?
The Perfect Derma Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that features glutathione.
Glutathione is a very potent peptide that is commonly used as a brightener and is a coenzyme that helps reduce inflammatory reactions in the cells. Recently it’s experienced a surge in popularity, with glutathione drips and supplements used in many forms of anti-aging and healing therapies.
While glutathione is the main ingredient, the peel also has a blend of other acids, powerful antioxidants, and peptides such as:
"TCA and retinoic acid have anti-aging effects to reduce line and wrinkles,” says Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD, FAAD. She also notes that the other ingredients are mostly for hyperpigmentation or to reduce scarring, while the phenol is in there for a slightly numbing effect.
The benefits of the peel
Some of the more noticeable benefits are improved tone, tightness and brightness of the skin, as well as reduction in acne and sun damage. The typical patient will have an immediate reduction in dullness and enjoy smoother complexion. In short, all these ingredients work to improve your overall complexion.
For maximum benefits and maintenance, experts recommend a series of two to four peels, four weeks apart. Afterward, treatments only need to be performed once every three to six months to maintain results.