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In our last blog, we discussed chemical peels. You may be wondering when you can start using them. The light chemical peels we specialize in can be used by all ages from teens on up, and the range of issues they address just might surprise you.

The Versatility of Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels can treat a number of common issues, such as facial blemishes, uneven skin pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. Many associate these issues with aging, but common skin ailments like acne – a condition that often starts during adolescence – can cause them. Chemical peels can be a solution for teens and adults.

Teen Chemical Peels

Teenagers can find amazing acne relief with peels that include active ingredients like lactic and glycolic acids, but that’s not all. While a peel can reduce the appearance of acne breakouts and scars, it can also help shrink pores and brighten a lackluster complexion. Peels can be tailored to your unique skin challenges so you see the best results.

Young Adult Chemical Peels

Skin blemishes aren’t always a result of aging. Sometimes they are due to sun exposure and skin damage that can manifest in your 20s, and other times, they’ve been with you since childhood, like freckles. You can reduce and even reverse dull skin, freckles, and sun damage with light chemical peels.

Middle-Aged and Older Adult Chemical Peels

Our skin changes as we age. It sees mileage, and just like a vintage vehicle, it needs extra special care to remain in tip-top shape. For those of us in our 30s and above, common skin conditions like melasma and rosacea can become reoccurring villains. You can combat them and other skin blemishes with chemical peels.


It’s never too early to take good care of your skin. How you address common skin problems like acne, eczema, and rosacea can impact the appearance of your skin later in life. As we age, the topmost layer of the skin (the epidermis) stops being the great moisture barrier it was before age 30. Chemical peels help promote new cell growth in the epidermis, which reinvigorates the moisture barrier responsible for protecting you and making you look so good.

Can I Use an At-Home Peel?

When Should I Start Using Chemical Peels?

While at-home chemical peels are widely available from various companies, they are not recommended. Only a properly trained medical professional should apply and oversee the use of a chemical peel. Improper application or lack of qualified supervision can result in severe damage to the skin including burns and scars.

Chemical Peels Aren’t Just For the Face

You’ve heard all about chemical peels for the face, but did you know they can be used on other areas of the body? Body peels can be used to remove old skin and promote the growth of a new layer in its place. As a result, common issues like aging skin, “bacne,” hyperpigmentation, and textural roughness can be successfully reduced in problems areas other than the face.

How can chemical peels help you? Find out. Schedule your personal consultation today.

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