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How Chemical Peels Work?: What You Need to Know – December 2023

Updated: October 9, 2022

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Do you want to know how chemical peels work? Are you curious about the benefits they offer? If so, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of chemical peels and how they work. We will talk about what they are, how they work, and the different types that are available. We will also discuss the benefits that these treatments offer and provide some tips for choosing the right peel for your needs.

So, what exactly is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that uses chemicals to exfoliate the top layer of skin. This process can improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, and acne scars. It can also help to even out the skin tone and texture. Chemical peels are available in different strengths, depending on the desired results. The stronger the peel, the more significant the results will be.

How does a chemical peel penetrate deep into the skin?

The chemicals in a chemical peel work by breaking down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. This allows the dead skin cells to slough off, revealing the new, healthy skin beneath. Chemical peels can also help stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. The depth of penetration will depend on the strength of the peel and how long it is left on the skin. For deep depth peels, a chemical peel can remove several of the uppermost layers of skin, reaching down to the middle layer. This can result in significant improvements in the appearance of the skin. The peeling process can take up to 2 weeks for the uppermost layers to shed off the skin for more advanced and deep depth peels.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels have a wide range of benefits given they can remove several layers of the uppermost layers of the skin. This helps improve the appearance of several of the most common skin concerns, such as acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and fine lines. They can also help to even out the skin tone and texture. In addition, chemical peels can help to unclog pores, reduce oiliness, and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

If you are considering a chemical peel, it is important to choose the right one for your needs. The type of peel that you choose will depend on your desired results and your skin type. It is important to consult with a skincare professional to ensure that you are choosing the right peel for your needs.


In conclusion, chemical peels are a great way to improve the appearance of your skin. They offer a wide range of benefits and can be customized to meet your specific needs. If you are considering a chemical peel, be sure to contact a licensed skincare professional to ensure that you are choosing the right one for your skin type and desired results.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa