Can a Chemical Peel Help My Acne?

Can a Chemical Peel Help My Acne?

Clear skin – we all want it. Celebrities and actors have it 24/7. But sometimes it seems that no matter what product or tip you try, you can’t keep your breakouts at bay. 

As the most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects more than 50 million Americans annually. Though teenagers experience acne more frequently, acne can occur at any age.

Do you wish to eliminate whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples while gaining beautiful, dewy skin? Chemical peels are a noninvasive way to get smoother, softer skin while giving you a host of benefits. Shantique Med Spa provides a variety of chemical peels to give you picture-perfect skin again. 

Here’s what’s happening beneath your skin

Did you know you have five million hair follicles all over your body? Many hair follicles even reside on your face, each of them sprouting from a pore. When your pores get clogged by dirt, bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells, you might experience a pimple.

If you are prone to getting pimples that show up in clusters, you might have acne. Acne is a common skin condition that affects 9.4% of the world. Acne most commonly occurs on:

Even though acne isn’t usually harmful to your physical health, you shouldn’t overlook it. Acne can take a toll on your emotional well-being and cause discomfort in social situations.

What’s a chemical peel?

Adjusting your diet. Religiously washing your face. Getting extra sleep. If you’ve tried to treat your acne this way with no luck, read on.

Shahinaz Soliman, MD uses chemical peels to help patients minimize breakouts and get smoother, touchable skin. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Soliman thoroughly cleanses your skin to give the chemical peel the perfect healing environment. Next, she applies a chemical solution – usually made of glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and salicylic acid – to encourage cellular turnover.

You might experience a tingling or mild burning sensation for 5-10 minutes, which means the process is working. Dr. Soliman applies a neutralizer to keep your skin safe and might apply some cooling pads to keep you comfortable. Lastly, she applies a moisturizer to your skin and explains the after care process.

The magic of the peel takes place for about two weeks following your appointment. Your skin works to exfoliate itself, shedding layers of old dead skin cells and generating healthy, new skin for a smoother complexion.

More than clear skin

Many of our patients pursuing acne treatment need a series of peels to get the results they’re seeking. Although clearer skin is one of the best benefits of getting a chemical peel, it isn’t the only one. Other benefits of a chemical peel include:

Surprisingly, chemical peels have been around since the 1800s but started gaining wide stream popularity in the 1990s.

The right peel for you

Chemical peels are a great treatment for any skin color and any skin type. It’s also a great option for patients who want to improve their skin without going through invasive measures. At Shantique Med Spa, we know no two people’s skin is the same, so we provide a variety of different peel options like:

Superficial peel

This is a great option for patients who’ve never received a peel because of its mild ingredients that provide less downtime and discomfort. Superficial peels are great for those looking to improve skin texture while minimizing discoloration.

Downtime: 7 days or less

Medium peel

For patients mainly concerned with improving acne, we suggest our medium peels, which are made with glycolic acid. The goal of this peel is to exfoliate the mid-layers of your skin to whisk away age imperfections and the buildup of dead skin cells.

Downtime: 7-14 days

Deep peel

If you are looking to improve severe age concerns, scars, or discoloration, a deep peel may be for you. Although dramatic results are experienced with a deep peel, it’s generally more uncomfortable and includes a greater degree of peeling. 

Downtime: 2-3 weeks

Put your acne to rest with a chemical peel today. Call 310-530-7244 to schedule your peel consultation, or book online.

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