Chemical peels are an excellent way to fight active acne. Clogged pores caused by un-exfoliated skin and bacteria are usually the cause of breakouts. The detoxifying ingredients in Cosmedix peels fight bacteria, exfoliate the skin, heal active lesions, and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Chemical peels along with a good home skincare regime will eradicate most acne problems and preempt any new breakouts from occurring. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our skincare professional to see what peel is best for your concern.
Chemical Peel for Acne:
- Dry active pustules
- Calm redness and irritation
- Exfoliate the skin
- Purge blackheads
- Reduce oily complexion
- Fight acne-causing bacteria
- Unclog and reduce pores
FAQ’s – Chemical Peel for Acne
What are chemical/skin peels?
Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promotes the growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and after a thorough consultation, your skincare professional will decide which is best for your skin condition.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
How are chemical peels performed?
There are numerous chemical peels and each one is performed differently. In general, acne chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin, followed by the application of the appropriate peel.
How long do chemical peels take?
Chemical peels for acne can be performed within a few minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
What will my skin feel like after an acne chemical peel?
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial chemical peels for acne have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and irritation, and the deeper peels may require 10-14 days to recover.
How many chemical peels for acne will I need?
Generally, chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks until the desired results are achieved. A comprehensive home skincare routine specific to acne will increase the effectiveness of the peels. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.
How long do the results from chemical peel for acne last?
With good home skin care products, acne can be a thing of the past.
What are the risks of chemical peels for acne?
Superficial peels for acne are quite safe, although minor irritation of the skin can occur. The risk of deep peels can include infection, scarring, redness, and discoloration.
How are the CosMedix Chemical peels for acne different?
Traditional chemical peels typically consist of chemical solutions applied to the skin to form flakes or blisters that eventually peel off. This painful old process destroys healthy tissue, forcing the body to heal itself. CosMedix’s chirally correct, non-traumatic chemical peels succeed by stimulating healthy change with minimal peeling. The soothing collagen therapy enhances skin’s appearance resulting in a beautiful, renewed complexion.
How long after a chemical peel for acne before I can return to normal activities?
A. Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.
B. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.
C. Deep Peels- May take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What should I use at home to maintain the condition of my skin after a chemical peel?
Your skin care professional will discuss specific acne products and sun protection is a must.