Have you taken the dive into the world of chemical peels? If not, you are in for a treat! You may remember trying them back in the late 90’s (or maybe going with your mom to her appointments) but it’s safe to say that chemical peels are here to stay . . . and for good reason! They are one of the quickest (and most cost-effective) ways to remove damaged skin cells and reveal the healthier skin underneath. That healthy skin underneath brings with it more even skin tone, improved texture, an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles and that luminous skin we all wish didn’t stay in the 90’s! Today we are highlighting the two different chemical peels we offer at Skin Iowa, PC and what skin conditions they’ll treat.
What is a Chemical Peel? A chemical peel, by definition, is an acidic chemical solution that comes in different strengths (superficial, medium, deep) and aims to slough off the upper layer of dead skin cells. By shedding this skin, we are signaling the healthy, living cells below to multiply, move to the surface, and in turn, ramp up collagen production. Essentially, act younger. Think of chemical peels as that nagging parent, tapping you on the shoulder, reminding you to keep at it. That is EXACTLY what we are doing with the skin – encouraging it to keep working hard and turning over fresh skin. What we love about these results-driven peels is that they are customizable and target different skin needs from hyperpigmentation, to acne, scarring, wrinkles and one of our personal favorites – they aid in the absorption of all of those powerful medical-grade skincare products from Skin Iowa, PC that you’ve invested in.
ZO® 3 – Step Peel™ One of our absolute favorite peels is this innovative, in-office treatment peel (followed by an at-home treatment) that combats the signs of aging and skin discoloration. . . in three EASY steps! We love the ZO 3–Step Peel for its treatment of Melasma, fine lines, large pores, acne, sun damage, uneven texture, dull skin and overall signs of aging. The first step includes exfoliating the upper layer of skin, followed by the Stimulating Retinol Crème which helps activate collagen production and cellular function (helping to firm and tighten skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). Finally, the Calming Crème is applied to soothe the skin while minimizing irritation and restoring moisture. What we also love about this peel is the antioxidant protection it offers, in conjunction with anti-irritant benefits. Because, while we love a potent rejuvenating peel, we also love aiding the skin in its healing process, so we can get you on the path to quicker results!
ZO® Stimulator Peel For those just getting started in the world of chemical peels, with more mild skin concerns, the ZO Stimulator Peel is a great place to start, with no downtime and so quick – you can get it done on your lunchbreak! This celebrity-loved peel consists of a combination of lactic, citric and salicylic acid along with other active ingredients and works to trigger cellular function, resulting in a growth of collagen and elastin. We recommend this treatment for our patients struggling with Melasma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin and even acne! Suitable for any skin type or color, the stimulator peel will give you pain-free, immediate results. . . so you can enjoy fresher, glowing skin with improved tone and texture almost instantly! Better yet, your results will continue to improve over time due to the stimulation in cell turnover. . . just another reason why these peels are so cost-effective and getting on a routine of regular chemical peels just enhances those benefits.
While we are loving the revival of 90’s style as of late (we’ve missed you, combat boots and metallic shadow!), one thing we believe to be true – the chemical peels made popular during this time are here to stay (with improved formulas and shorter downtimes)! The bang for the buck that chemical peels offer is hard to beat, and the results truly speak for themselves. Even better, our [link] VIP Members receive one FREE ZO Stimulator Peel per year, along with discounts on other products and services at Skin Iowa, PC.
Questions on which peel is right for your skin? We’re just a phone call away! Give us a ring at (515) 223-0119 and we’ll get you back that baby soft, 90’s skin you’ve been missing!