Chemical peels can make a huge difference in a persons’ skin. There are many types of peels on the market for both home and professional use. Peels can help to reduce acne/scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and aid in the overall health of the skin.
Professional peels are either esthetic or medical grade. With an esthetic (spa) peel, the active ingredients are quite mild and will self-neutralize within a few minutes of application. There is usually no residual peeling from these peels.
With a medical (clinical) grade professional peel there are much higher concentrations of the active ingredients. These ingredients are typically acids such as lactic, salicylic, kojic, glycolic as well as vitamin A acid peels and various other types. Some peels may have little to no downtime while others will have significant social downtime. Patients must be made aware of this in order to plan accordingly.
At home peels bought at a drug or retail store will have extremely mild ingredients but one should still be cautious of any allergic reactions these may induce. Some people have taken to purchasing peels online to save money. Many online companies sell peels that are not FDA or Health Canada approved. Because most of these products are imported from the Orient or Asia, there is no quality control in manufacturing. Without proper knowledge of the active ingredients and possible side effects, permanent damage may be done to their skin. Some have experienced severe burns, swelling, and permanent hyper or hypo pigmentation.
Not every peel is suitable for everyone. That is why it is always best to have your skin treated correctly and by an accredited professional. For more information on Chemical Peels in Toronto, visit http://www.lastinglooks.ca/chemical-peels-toronto/