One of the many services we offer here at Jessica Ellam Aesthetics is chemical peels, which clear out clogged pores and keep your skin looking fresh, smooth, and youthful. While chemical peels are an incredibly popular aesthetic treatment, many people remain reluctant to give them a try due to misinformation about them. In this article, we will look at a few of the most common myths about chemical peels and replace the rumors with accurate information.
- Myth: Chemical peels literally peel your skin off.
Despite the name, nothing is actually peeled away during a chemical peel. Instead, a chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes the top layer of cells to dissolve away. This in turn stimulates the body’s natural healing response, causing it to produce a new, smooth layer of skin.
- Myth: Chemical peels are painful.
While some chemical peels, such as those that use alpha hydroxy acid, do cause a slight stinging sensation, you shouldn’t experience anything worse than that. In fact, other types of peels, such as TCA and Phenol peels, contain anesthetic agents to numb your face and prevent you from feeling any pain.
- Myth: Anyone can apply a chemical peel.
While our team has the right training, knowledge, and experience to apply chemical peels safely and get the best results, not everyone does. If you are considering getting a chemical peel, we encourage you to have it done by a licensed aesthetician, and preferably someone with experience in medicine like our founder.