Last week we answered your top questions about chemical peels. This week we want to share reasons how you can benefit from receiving a light or superficial chemical peel from an esthetician. While this type of chemical peel should only be performed by a skin care professional, it doesn’t necessarily require a trip to a plastic surgeon. Deep peels that only medical professionals can perform are reserved for serious skin issues, and are not needed by most skin types. All of us, can, however, benefit from superficial peels that estheticians offer. These peels can be performed in no-time and will leave you with visible results to make your skin look refreshed, rested and yes, maybe a few years younger-looking. Read below as we share several reasons why we encourage you to consider visiting an esthetician for a peel. Effect A superficial peel that an esthetician can offer shouldn’t be synonymous with a weak peel. A superficial peel is effective enough to get rid of dead skin and leave you glowing, without needing weeks of recovery time. Superficial peels are leading the way for breakthrough hybrid and express treatments. For example, a papaya enzyme peel based on pure papaya enzyme can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A brand-new class of hybrid peels masks, including a skin brightening peel-mask with Exfoliating AHAs, moisturizing seaweed and deep cleansing clay can help exfoliate and renew the appearance of the skin, leaving it bright and glowing. Cost When visiting a medical professional, as we’re sure you’ve experienced, things can get pricey. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, peel procedures with medical professionals average over $600 across the country! Peels offered by estheticians can be more affordable, while still give the results you’re seeking. Recovery time Recovery time for deep peels is no joke. You will be sitting home for at least a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Superficial peels performed by estheticians can be done on your lunch break or after work and are ideal for those who just don’t have the time to hideaway from life. Risk Peels performed by estheticians are generally considered more “safe.” This is because they are typically lower strength levels and are more easily controlled. Controlled peeling means safe, accurate peeling, and less risk - exactly what you want for targeted trouble areas. Enjoyable When visiting the spa for a peel, this means you can also enjoy other spa services! You can incorporate a peel treatment into a massage or body treatment, waxing service, or, if you are using a new mask peel, even a manicure or pedicure. This actually allows your peel to be enjoyable. So before you opt for a peel, think about your options! As always, a skin care professional can guide you to the best solutions and options in peels for your skin, and can help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Ask them to recommend a light or superficial peel that’s best for you and don’t let this stay a Beauty SEAcret… spread the word!