Chemical Peels

While many believe the common misconception that “chemical peels” are bad for the skin, the procedure has been tried and done for over centuries. The light acids and minerals help scuff off dead skin, remove unwanted wrinkles, and even restore uneven pigmentation including acne and scars. With different methods of the application, a chemical peel will leave your face feeling as rejuvenated as ever! Here are some of the basics of chemical peels. 


The ingredients in a chemical peel solution commonly feature Glycolic Acid (AHA), Salicylic Acid (BHA), Lactic Acid, Trichloracetic Acid (TCA), and Resorcinol. The acids are a key component in removing that unwanted skin, but do not directly harm it. A minor side effect may include numbness of the area where the solution was applied, but can be avoided if the solution is removed at the appropriate time. The treatment must be repeated throughout the duration of 3-5 days, but results will last over 3-5 years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 1.4 million chemical peels were performed in 2017. A growing number of consumers actually prefer the more powerful chemical peel over a fruit peel or any other weaker alternatives.  

Body Treatments

Chemical peels don’t just have to be on the face! The procedure can be performed on many other areas of skin, including legs, arms, back, stomach, etc. The procedure is designed to fix your skin with long lasting results. With many different formulas available and different application techniques, talk to your doctor about which chemical peel treatment is right for you.



These are just a few of the basics of chemical peels. Remember to protect your face this summer with plenty of UV sunscreen. For additional information, check out the in-depth guide on our website. Once you’ve made your decision, contact Kovanda today to schedule your first appointment, and you’ll be able to hit the beach guilt-free this summer–and to take plenty of photos while you’re there!



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