Chemical Peels: What's In Them & How Safe Are They ?

Updated: Feb 15


Are you looking for a solution for your wrinkles and fine lines? Do you want an effective and safe way to restore your once-youthful glow? You should try the latest cosmetic trend with promising results - Chemical peels. These peels provide promising results and are the latest cosmetic trend. Although chemical peels have built a name for themselves as they do work well, you may still have questions about the safety, or possible risks involved. Here at 1 Health, we believe in using only the best ingredients for every treatment, we understand your desire to know what you’re putting on your skin.



How Chemical Peels Work

Chemical peels are topical solutions that are acid based and used to decrease the prominence of sun and age spots, sagging skin, scars, and wrinkles. During your session, the dermatologist will first clean and prepare your skin. Later, in subsequent layers the chemical compound is applied to your skin. You may feel tingling or minor discomfort while the treatment is ongoing, but the effects will subdue once the chemical is neutralized as they’re just temporary.

The outermost layers of your skin will begin to peel or flake over the next several days. This peeling will expose the fresh, new skin that appears younger. Initially, you may notice redness similar to when you get a slight sunburn. However, as your skin begins to heal, you’ll see impressive results like reduced wrinkles,age spots, scars, and discoloration.


Chemical Peel Ingredients


If you use lotions, serums, or revitalizing creams, chemical peels are made of some of the same ingredients that you’ve already been putting on your face. It is the concentration of components that is the major differentiator between standard skincare regimens and chemical peels. Some chemical peel ingredients include:

  • Salicylic acid

  • Mandelic acid

  • Resorcinol

  • Glycolic acid

  • Lactic acid

  • Trichloroacetic acid

  • Retinoic acid

  • Hydroquinone

Feel free to ask your provider any questions you may have with regard to the ingredients used in your chemical peel options.


Are Chemical Peels Safe?


It’s not right to assume that chemical peels are a one-size-fits-all solution for every skin imperfection. During your first skin consultation, your 1 Health Medical Centre dermatologist will discuss your health history. This is to help prevent and predict any future complications from the peel. The medical professional will suggest alternative treatments that will better suit your needs, if it turns out that you’re not a candidate for a chemical peel.

You mustn't try this procedure by yourself at home, although chemical peels are generally considered safe for most people. To guarantee the product’s ingredients are safe for use, aesthetic professionals and physicians only order certified chemical peels. There are no means to determine the quality and validity of the product’s ingredients, if you order peels from an online shop.

When you present yourself to the world, your face is the first thing people look at. Hence, it is important to know what goes into these products as it is essential for maintaining your skin’s health. So if you’re considering a chemical peel as part of your skin-revitalizing regimen, it is advised to approach a professional. Call 1 Health Medical Centre today to schedule your skin consultation.


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