Is a Chemical Peel Worth The Cost? Benefits of This Glow Boosting Treatment

Posted on: January 7, 2024

Maintaining your skin’s radiance can be a challenge thanks to dead skin cell buildup, makeup residue, environmental factors and overall skin congestion. If you’re looking for a treatment to help give you that healthy glow, one of the best options to incorporate into your skincare routine is regular chemical peels. Chemical peels are an extremely versatile treatment that can address many skin concerns at once, leaving you with healthier and more radiant skin. Let’s experience the transformative benefits of a chemical peel, as it efficiently addresses dead skin cell buildup, makeup residue, environmental factors, and skin congestion, ensuring your skincare routine enhances your natural radiance and overall skin health.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment where an exfoliating chemical product is applied to the skin to gently remove the uppermost layer of the skin where skin cell buildup and skin concerns are most evident. There are several different active ingredients that can be used for a chemical peel, and they vary based on the desired depth of the peel, as well as the skin concerns you’re looking to treat. 

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as lactic acid or glycolic acid are used to treat skin concerns such as sun damage, fine lines, dryness or uneven skin tone. AHAs work on the superficial layer of the skin and are a gentler ingredient for chemical peels. They help to promote skin cell turnover and improve overall skin tone and texture. 

Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acid are another common ingredient used for chemical peels. BHAs are a better choice for someone looking to unclog pores and treat skin concerns such as acne, whiteheads or blackheads. BHA peels work a little deeper into the skin and are best suited for people with acne-prone or oily skin types. 

What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels encourage skin cell turnover when incorporated into your skincare routine regularly. Gentle superficial peels can be done once a month, while medium peels that reach a little deeper into the skin can be added to your routine every 4-6 months. No matter what the frequency of your peel regime, there are many benefits.

Skin Radiance

Chemical peels help with skin radiance by removing any dead skin cell or skin care product residue. Over time dead skin cells can build up, causing your skin to look dull or uneven. Improper cleansing can also lead to a buildup of skin care product residue or makeup remnants that can clog pores or cause the skin to look bumpy or uneven. The chemical exfoliation of a peel helps clear out any buildup, giving your skin a more polished and radiant appearance.

Acne Treatment

Chemical peels with BHA ingredients are a great choice for helping to treat acne. When oils or bacteria build up in the pores, it causes blemishes like whiteheads or blackheads. Regular chemical peels can help to reduce inflammation and unclog pores, leaving behind a smoother and cleaner skin surface. Chemical exfoliation can treat the skin in a deeper manner than products that rely on manual exfoliation like scrubs. 

Sun Damage

Over time, prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage the skin and cause uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels can help treat the signs of sun damage by removing the outermost layer of the skin which contains the most visibly damaged and pigmented skin cells. By shedding these skin cells, it helps to promote the skin’s rejuvenation, revealing healthier, newer layers of the skin.

These are just a few of the skin concerns that chemical peels can help treat. There are many other benefits to chemical peels such as improving the absorption of skin care products, improving skin elasticity, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the appearance of large pores. Chemical peels are an extremely versatile treatment that can be used to address a wide range of skin concerns and improve overall skin health.

How Much Should a Chemical Peel Cost?

There are a few different factors that can affect the cost of a chemical peel including the depth of the peel and the active ingredients used for the peel. In general, chemical peel costs in Ottawa can range anywhere from $100 for a gentle, superficial peel to thousands of dollars for a deep peel that has to be performed by a medical professional. Superficial and medium depth chemical peels are the most common types of peels and are the most appropriate for the majority of people and their skin concerns. 

At our Ottawa facial clinic, our chemical peels range from $150-200, depending on the type of peel. We offer several chemical peel treatments so that you can choose the right peel for your unique skin type and skin concerns.

If you’re unsure which peel is right for you, we recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation so we can determine which one would be most effective for your skin care goals. This also gives us a chance to answer any of your questions or concerns before treatment. We hear many common questions like “Is a chemical peel painful?” and we are more than happy to provide you with information so you know exactly what to expect before your treatment!

Get Glowing Skin with a Chemical Peel at You Derma

If you’re searching for an Ottawa chemical peel, look no further than our medical aesthetics clinic. Book a chemical peel treatment to get your glowiest, healthiest skin. Come visit our clinic and see the difference a chemical peel can make for yourself!

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