Chemical peels are used to improve the texture of skin using chemical solutions that prompt dead skin to peel off, leaving with regenerated skin that is usually less wrinkled than the old skin. At The Pharmacy Inc Compounding Pharmacy, chemical peels can be custom-made to suit individual skin types and skincare needs. Multiple strengths of each chemical peel types are available, and specific ingredients may be incorporated based on individual preferences.
Chemical peels should be done by a trained dermatologist or aesthetician. Home-made chemical peels may lead to adverse reactions if improperly handled.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can be made for almost all skin conditions, and may also improve complexion and exert anti-aging effects in individuals without skin conditions.
Chemical peels may also be used to improve conditions such as:
- Vitiligo and other skin pigmentation conditions
- Sun damage e.g. age spots
- Fine lines / wrinkles
- Acne scars and blemishes
Strengths and Depth of Effect
The strength of a chemical peel depends on how deep the solution penetrates the skin. Strength can vary depending on three factors: concentration of active ingredients in the formulation, pH of the formulation, and the length of time the solution is left on the skin.