The Benefits of Body Peel Removing Dead Skin and Revitalizing Your Skin
Many are familiar with the benefits of a chemical peel and similar treatments – but what about the body? The skin on your face is more delicate than the rest of your body, but that doesn’t mean you should forego proper care and treatment!
Things like dirt, sweat, and general exposure to the elements can cause just as much damage and irritation to the skin on your body as they can on the face. Regular cleansing, moisturizing, and general upkeep are essential to keep it smooth, healthy, and glowing.
Beyond regular care, there are many one-time or semi-regular treatments that can help bolster your efforts and maintain your desired results. One such treatment is a body peel. This treatment works to remove dead skin and generally revitalize your skin, among many other amazing benefits.
What is a Body Peel Treatment?
Similar to chemical face peel, a body peel treatment dissolves dead skin cells, revealing new, healthy skin underneath. Other than the face, some of the most common areas for a body peel include the chest, neck, and hands. These areas are often exposed to the air and elements, even in colder weather when you’re bundled up elsewhere.
How it Works
There are a few ingredients that you may find in a chemical peel. Common ones include glycolic, salicylic, or lactic acid. Many find the term “chemical peel” a little scary at first, but the truth is that these are gentle ingredients found in nature.
It’s also worth remembering that our skin rejuvenates naturally, and dead skin cells eventually fall away. These chemicals simply force your skin through the process, helping to reveal healthier skin faster.
Once the peel is applied, these chemicals gently penetrate the top layer of your skin and start dissolving the dead cells. It does this by weakening the connection between your cells and the very top layer of skin.
If you’re at all worried about irritation or sensitivity, there are different levels of chemical peels available. Your doctor or dermatologist can help determine what intensity is suitable for you and your skin. The gentlest and mildest treatments are suitable for just about anyone.
Body Peel Benefits
In addition to removing dead skin, a chemical peel treats many skin concerns and offers plenty of wonderful benefits:
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduces body acne and helps prevent future breakouts
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and discoloration
- Reduces the appearance of acne or surgical scars
- Improves the condition and appearance of bumpy skin
- Helps combat dryness
- Helps sun spots
- Helps treat acne scars
- Helps skincare products penetrate deeper and work better
- Improves conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
- Stimulates the production of elastin and collagen
- Enhances cell turnover
- Body peels are generally safe for all skin tones and even sensitive skin
Body Peel Frequency
While a single body peel treatment will offer some benefits to your skin, it often takes a few treatments to achieve optimal results.
For example, many people opt for our body peels to treat acne. Depending on the severity of your acne, it can take anywhere from four to eight treatments to really do the trick. If you’re just looking for general maintenance, a treatment every few months might be best for you.
It may also be in your best interest to combine a body peel with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion. Some treatments complement each other well, especially for certain skin types and concerns.
Everyone is different and has different goals. Our knowledgeable staff and technicians are always on hand to answer your questions and help you create a customized plan!
What to Expect from a Body Peel?
While body peels are a safe and proven treatment, you should know what to expect before going into the procedure.
In terms of preparation, there are only a few steps you must take:
- Avoid using any retinol-based products and topical medications for at least one week before your treatment.
- Stop waxing, shaving, epilating, and hair bleaching on and around the treatment area before treatment.
- Don’t use any at-home scrubs or other exfoliating products for one week before treatment.
- Inform your technician of any medications you’re taking – both oral and topical.
The treatment itself involves a few different steps:
- The peel itself
- A treatment complex is applied
- Zinc-based sunscreen is applied for protection
While not outright painful, you’ll likely feel a stinging sensation throughout the treatment. This may also last for a short time after treatment.
Aftercare and Side Effects
Depending on the depth and intensity of your chemical peel, full recovery can take up to three months. For lighter, less intense treatments, healing usually takes about one week.
The most important thing is to stay out of the sun as much as possible for a week or so following the treatment, and always use SPF. Your skin will be a little red and swollen after treatment, which may last up to a few days. You may also experience some mild blistering. This is to be expected, but if you think it’s excessive, don’t be afraid to give us a call.
Lastly, it’s imperative that you apply the recommended ointment for 14 days following your chemical peel, and book a follow-up treatment.
In rare cases, more severe side effects may occur:
The best way to reduce your risk is to follow your aftercare instructions and take care of your skin!
Enjoy the Benefits of a Body Peel
The benefits of a body peel are many. Whether you have discoloration and stretch marks or you want to deal with some terrible acne, there’s a body peel option for you! At Skin Society, we are proud to offer our clients quality services they can trust. As a token of appreciation for choosing us, we have created special pricing offers exclusively for first-time clients. We believe in the value of our services, and we want to ensure our clients have access to them!
Shed the dead, unhealthy skin cells on your body and let the healthy, strong, and glowing cells shine through. With a body peel, you improve not only the health and texture of your skin but its appearance as well. Things like stretch marks, redness, and other conditions can diminish your confidence. Begin your journey towards healthier and more radiant skin and reach out to us today or book your treatment directly online!