Peels can be divided into three categories:
Chemical peels are the easiest and least expensive of all peels. An acid is applied to the skin to remove the outer layers of the skin. Of course, chemical peels can’t be applied too deeply without running the chance of significant side effects; hence they can’t be used for scars or even deep wrinkles. These peels are an excellent choice for subtle skin rejuvenation and smoothening of pigmentation changes.
Mechanical peels are when we scrape the layers of the skin off by an abrasive material. When it’s only the outer layers of the skin that is removed, the process is called Microdermabrasion which is an excellent and safe way to rejuvenate your skin. Used in combination with a chemical peel it’s a perfect way to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful; of course, just like chemical peels, Microdermabrasion is not effective against deep wrinkles and heavily damaged skin.
Photo (light) peels are the most publicized of all. Almost everyone has heard about the use of Lasers or IPLs for peeling purposes. While this type of peeling is more aggressive and more expensive, it offers some advantages (like being able to target deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface, or fractioned application which leaves parts of the skin intact) that make it the ideal tool for deep peeling and the best way to manage deep wrinkles and skin damages.
Here at Irvine Wellness and Cosmetic, we don’t advertise one procedure or machine or any method over another. We analyze your skin and explain to you in detail the different options available to you.