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National Peel Day

February 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm EST

National Peel Day is March 10th!

This day is dedicated to educating people about the benefits and safety of chemical peels, a popular cosmetic treatment for improving skin texture and reducing signs of aging.

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outer layer and promotes the growth of new, smoother skin. The depth and strength of the chemical solution used determines the level of exfoliation and the extent of skin damage. Chemical peels can be classified as superficial, medium-depth, or deep peels, depending on the strength and depth of the chemical solution used.

Superficial peels are the mildest form of chemical peels and can be done by estheticians or dermatologists. These peels use a solution of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) to exfoliate the outermost layer of skin. They can improve the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and mild acne scars. The recovery time for a superficial peel is usually very short, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Medium-depth peels use a stronger solution of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to penetrate deeper into the skin and remove more layers of damaged skin. These peels can improve the appearance of moderate wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. Patients may experience redness and swelling for a few days after the treatment, and they will need to avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen for several weeks.

Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peels and use a solution of phenol to remove the outer and middle layers of skin. These peels can improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, scars, and sun damage, but they also have the longest recovery time and the highest risk of complications. Patients may need to take a week or more off from work and avoid sun exposure for several months after the treatment.

National Peel Day is a great opportunity for people to learn about the benefits and risks of chemical peels and to find a qualified professional to perform the treatment. Chemical peels can be an effective way to rejuvenate the skin and improve confidence, but it is important to choose a reputable provider and follow all post-treatment instructions to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Happy National Peel Day!