Rejuvenate with an Enzyme/Chemical Peel Treatment
Sometimes your skin needs an extra boost to rejuvenate and replace dying or dead skin cells. This is where the enzyme/chemical peel comes to the rescue.
These treatments remove dead skin cells and encourage healthy, new cells to take their place.
Finding the right chemical peel, however, depends on what skin condition you are dealing with and the results you want to see.
What is an Enzyme Peel by Definition and How Does It Work?
Enzyme/chemical peels use special ingredients that renew skin cells from deep within the tissue. They also exfoliate the dead skin cells so that they no longer clog pores.
The right combination of enzymes can diminish the look of scars, remove age spots, correct skin discolouration, and penetrate deep into the skin to cleanse your pores and improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Which is the Best Enzyme Peel for My Skin?
When you decide you are ready for a peel, you must choose between the chemical or enzyme version of the peel.
Chemical peels use a variety of compounds, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. These peels are designed to exfoliate dead skin cells and remove any damaged cells. Your chemical peel is administered by a physician or trained esthetician.
An enzyme peel is gentler than a chemical peel. You can even do these peels at home, but it is best to do so with a trained professional to ensure the right combination of enzymes is used.
How Does the Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel Work?
The glycolic acid peel is the most common type of chemical peel. It is designed to treat aging and acne and comes from the alpha hydroxyl family of ingredients. When this acid is added to your chemical peel, you will find that you have finer wrinkles and lines, and your adult acne clears up quickly.
How Does the Enzyme Exfoliation Work?
Enzyme therapy works differently than the chemical peel. You can choose a traditional treatment or extra-strength treatment. With the enzyme peel you can:
- Treat acne and breakouts
- Stop clogged pores
- Remove flaky dry skin
- Correct hyper pigmentation
- Brighten skin and remove dull areas
How Much Does an Enzyme Peel Cost?
Enzyme peels done professionally do cost more, but they are more effective than at-home treatments. Your treatment price will depend on the type of chemical/enzyme peel you choose and how many treatments you need.
Recovery from a Chemical Peel
After a deep chemical peel, your skin will rejuvenate in 10 to 14 days. Your skin will stay red for 3 weeks, and it can take up to 2 months to fully heal. Therefore, you will be advised to avoid irritants directly on the skin, and stay out of the sun until your skin has restored completely.
Determine the Best Enzyme Peel for You with a Consultation at UELC
If you want to see the results you can achieve from a chemical peel, then meet with a team member from UELC. We will help find the right peel treatment based on your skin’s needs and your budget.
Review our chemical and enzyme peel before and after photos to see what you can expect from this treatment.