Body Chemical Peel | Peels for Legs, Back, Arms & More

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Body Chemical Peel | Peels for Legs, Back, Arms, Stomach, Butt & More

Today’s post is all about head-to-toe beauty, beauties! Bar none, a top way to achieve a full body transformation is with chemical peels. From getting rid of “bacne” to smoothing your backside, a chemical peel for body is incredibly versatile. Case in point, there’s a peel that’s right for legs, arms, chest, neck, stomach, thighs, arms, back, butt, bikini area, arms, hands and, yes, even, feet. Truly, the question shouldn’t be “where can I get a chemical peel on the body?” Rather, it should be “where can’t I get a chemical peel?” Whether it’s for erasing wrinkles, fading hyperpigmentation, reducing scars or diminishing acne, here’s all you need to know about body chemical peels, courtesy of the best medspa in NYC.

What is a Body Peel? What’s the Difference Between a Face Peel and a Body Peel?

In general, a chemical peel works the same way on the face as it does on the body. Specifically, it’s a skin resurfacing method that works to improve the texture and tone of the skin. By using a chemical solution to dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface, a body chemical peel will reveal the fresher skin that’s underneath. As a result, chemical peels can be used to achieve a wide range of benefits for the body including working to:

  • Refresh dull, dry skin
  • Reveal radiant, healthy skin
  • Rejuvenate aging skin
  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce pore size
  • Diminish the appearance of crepey, saggy skin 
  • Address oily skin or acne breakouts, such as pimple, blackheads or whiteheads
  • Target skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation, scars, dark marks or age spots

How Do You Get Such Diverse Chemical Peel Results?

Each chemical peel is different, which is why we can address so many top skin concerns across the full body. Each differs by:

  • Formulation 

You’ve likely heard of different brands of chemical peels. We offer the VI Peel, Jessner Peel, Vitalize Peel, as well as our own signature collection of peels, in order to meet the unique needs of each individual’s body concerns.

  • Acid Solution 

Each body peel has a different active ingredient. Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, TCA Acid or Pyruvic Acid are a few examples. Each provides a different benefit/s for the skin. Additionally, many peels offer a combination of acids. 

  • Acid Concentration — Each formulation comes in a different strength, which will peel to a different depth of the skin. It all depends on the percentage of acid in the body peel’s formulation. Specifically, deeper peels can actually restore skin to health by reaching under the skin to rejuvenate collagen and elastin. Additionally, deeper peels are stronger. As a result, they typically have longer recovery or downtime, as well as a greater risk of side effects.
  • Mechanism of Action — Body peels differ in the way in which they lift off skin. While some peels lift off deep skin in a layer (called sheet peeling), others work by flaking off the skin. 

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How To Choose the Best Body Chemical Peel?

As we said above, there are so many options and combinations. Because of this, your esthetician can get incredibly specific about which chemical peel for body is best for you. Here’s what she’ll take into consideration when choosing a peel for you:

  • The area of the body you would like to treat

Skin has different thicknesses across the body. For example, the skin on the chest is thinner than the skin on the butt. Additionally, there are different skin to fat ratios on different areas of the body. These things have implications for which peel will be right for you.

  • The skin issues you’d like to address on that area of the body

For example, if your skin concern is body acne, your esthetician will likely choose a peel with Salicylic Acid. If you have sensitive skin, she might consider a lower acid concentration. In essence, a chemical peel for body can be customized to meet the unique needs of your skin. 

  • Your skin tone 

Traditionally, lighter skin types, such as Fitzpatrick Types I, II and III, responded best to chemical peels. That’s because people with darker skin types IV, V and VI can run the risk of developing side effects, such as hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation, following the application of chemical peel solutions. Our estheticians understand skin types, and can provide the best peel results without any untoward side effects or downtime.

Can You Recommend the Best Peel for Me?

Because of the wide range of options, we are able to treat each client individually. That’s why we always recommend coming in for a complimentary skin consultation with an expert in beauty, in order to find out what’s right for you. That said, here are the some of the general skin concerns we typically see on a few of the key areas of the body:

Chemical Peel for Back and Shoulders

A chemical peel on back and shoulders is typically used for: 

  • Acne / Oily Skin 

Sweat, dirt and debris often get trapped under clothing, which can exacerbate bacne / acneic skin.

  • Acne Scarring

Skin on the body often doesn’t get cared for like the face, leaving areas like back and shoulders susceptible to scarring following a breakout.

  • Hyperpigmentation

Sunburn is common in these areas. As a result, we typically treat dark marks, freckles and age spots here. 

Chemical Peel on Legs / Thighs

A chemical peel on legs or thighs is typically used for: 

  • Skin Texture or Tone

A chemical peel is an excellent way to smooth skin that has become discolored, bumpy, crepey or wrinkly with age. 

  • Scars

Of course, any area of the body can scar; however, legs are a common area. Specifically, we see shaving scars and scarring due to sports injuries or activity.

Chemical Peel on Arms

A chemical peel on arms is typically used for: 

  • Keratosis Pilaris

While Keratosis Pilaris can appear on any area of the body, this stubborn skin condition is particularly common on the arms. Known as “chicken skin”, doctor’s don’t know what causes it, and it remains a challenging problem to treat. It appears when the skin either produces too much keratin or is unable to clear keratin from the pores quickly enough. When keratin builds up in the pores, the surface of the skin becomes bumpy and, sometimes, itchy. While these bumps aren’t harmful in any way, many people are embarrassed by their appearance. 

  • Smoothing the Skin on the Body

Elbows are inclined to rough, dry skin; while aging skin on the forearm can become crepey and loose.

What Body Results Before and After Can I Expect?

For general skin maintenance, a single chemical peel will reveal a healthy glow, minimize pore size, as well as diminish fine lines and wrinkles. For more stubborn skin imperfections, such as scarring or hyperpigmentation, we recommend coming in for a series of chemical peels on the body. Your esthetician can advise on the schedule that’s best for your particular skin concern.

Where to Get a Full Body Peel Near Me? Why Consider Smooth Synergy MedSpa in NYC?

Smooth Synergy MediSpa is conveniently located in Midtown East, Manhattan. We’ve been in the business of non-invasive aesthetic solutions since 2002. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in assessing your skin to figure out what will work for you. As we said above, body chemical peels are incredibly versatile. Our Medical Estheticians can provide results for almost any area of the body. Take advantage of their skill, education and expertise by scheduling a complimentary consultation with one of our Experts in Beauty. She will explain our comprehensive menu of chemical peels and help you decide which one of our nine formulations is right for you. If you have any questions about the type of peeling or results of a specific acid (for example, a VI Peel vs Vitalize Peel vs TCA Peel), she is here to answer all your questions.

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