What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure. It is done by applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers. In its place, a smoother layer of skin grows back. The type of chemical peel you have done will depend on the issues you’re trying to address with the procedure.
Germantown Aesthetics offers several types of facials and peels in order to treat a variety of skin issues for all different skin types. As with all of our procedures, each of our facials and peels will be customized based on your individual needs and concerns. At Germantown Aesthetics we offer VI and Croton Peels.
What is a VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that penetrates your top layer of skin, called the epidermis, reaching into the dermis underneath. A VI Peel improves the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin, which can reduce and even eliminate age spots and melasma. This type of peel is gentle enough to be used on all skin types and tones. After having a VI Peel, your skin will start to peel about three days later.
What is a Croton Peel?
A Croton Peel, also known as Phenol Peel, penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, addressing textural changes. A Croton Peel tightens the skin and improves the appearance of age spots and pigmentation problems. It also treats wrinkles around the mouth, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. After the Croton Peel, the skin gradually darkens and tightens over the next three days and begins to peel during the first week to ten days. Redness can be expected, sometimes swelling and occasionally crusting until the skin has fully peeled. After the skin has fully peeled, there will be some residual redness which may last a little longer but is easily covered up with mineral makeup.
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels or which procedure would best meet your needs, contact Germantown Aesthetics today!