Superficial Chemical PeelsChemical peels are classified according to strength, with superficial peels being the mildest form, so gentle that it’s often referred to as the “lunch time peel.” The most common peeling agents in superficial peels are glycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, with the most gentle of agents being simple fruit acids. These peeling agents come in different formulations and strengths that are to be applied to the skin for a duration of time long enough to penetrate only the epidermis. This process breaks down the binding elements of the skin’s top layer, causing dead skin cells to shed off to reveal the healthy underlying skin which in turn will give you a more fresh and radiant skin tone.
Superficial chemical peels are quick, safe, and effective treatments that can be performed on all skin types and can be applied to the face, neck, and body. They are excellent for improving the texture and smoothness of the complexion, improving the look of mild sun damage, and will help to reduce blemishes, rough skin texture, and will reduce clogged pores. However, treatments need to be repeated. It will take a minimum of three to four treatments to lighten dark spots and unclog the pores.