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Do chemical peels hurt? 5 myths and the facts

Do chemical peels hurt? What does a chemical peel do? Is a chemical peel good for your skin? We hear questions like these on a daily basis from curious clients. Chemical peels are the professional skin care treatment that is shrouded in the most mystery. There is a lot of incorrect information out there, so read on to separate the myths from the facts.

Myth 1: You have to hide your face after a chemical peel

Fact: There are multiple different types of chemical peels, but there is no need to go into hiding if you get a chemical peel that uses a modern formula. Bioelements Ultra-Detox Chemical Peels have advanced formulas that not only provide controlled penetration throughout the epidermis, but also detoxify, soothe and hydrate so your skin will not be red or uncomfortable when you leave the spa.

The chemical peel recovery time with advanced peels is extremely short. In fact, you can immediately go right back to your daily routine.

Myth 2: Chemical peels hurt

Fact: You may experience a little tingling, tightness, or a change in temperature, but Ultra-Detox Chemical Peels are do not hurt. Your esthetician will continuously ask questions to make sure no sensation is too extreme.

While you shouldn't feel pain during or after the procedure, you may experience slightly increased sensitivity after. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin, do not exfoliate for 48 hours after your chemical peel. Steer clear of the gym for 24 hours after and drink plenty of water to protect your skin and prolong the amazing results you see post-treatment.

Myth 3: You need to take time off work for a few days after a chemical peel

Fact: With old-school ablative peels, the chemical peel recovery time is lengthy and you do need to take time off work – but those traditional formulas are a thing of the past. Bioelements chemical peels coax the skin into shape rather than assault it, with an advance acid-hybrid formula that's better than traditional formulas, which have monster-strength percentages of a single acid.

Ultra-Detox Chemical Peels will leave your skin smoother, brighter, firmer and more hydrated with zero downtime. You can return to work immediately after having a Bioelements chemical peel.

Myth 4: Chemical peels only do one thing – peel the skin

Fact: Chemical peels with modern formulas – like the Ultra-Detox Chemical Peel – include a combination of multiple exfoliating acids (like glycolic, lactic, and fruit acids) that will tighten the skin, unclog pores, improve lines, and leave skin with a velvet-like texture. Plus, the activated coconut charcoal in Ultra-Detox Chemical Peels draws out impurities and pollution's heavy metals to detoxify the skin.

If you're not convinced chemical peels are for you, see this list of skin concerns that peels address:

  • Rough texture

  • Blackheads and whiteheads

  • Breakouts

  • Dull skin

  • Premature age signs

  • Milia

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Dehydration

  • Smoker's skin

There are many different chemical peel benefits depending on your skin concerns, as modern formulas can tackle a wide range.