The Skin Clique provider giving a patient a ZO Skin Health Chemical Peel in their home

3 Chemical Peel Myths: Debunked

The phrase chemical peel ignites a variety of feelings among users. Some people adore it (us!) while others shudder at the thought of it (think Samantha Jones in that episode of Sex and the City). But it is time to debunk some chemical peel myths and why everyone should consider one (or a series of 3 for maximum results).

Myth #1: All chemical peels are the same 

There are a wide variety of chemical peels that target different depths of the skin. We personally love the ZO Skin Health 3 Step Peel. Administered by a medical provider, this is a medium-depth facial peel that gives incredible results. The peel targets fine lines, sun damage, enlarged pores, melasma, acne and texture concerns. It has salicylic acid, lactic acid and TCA in addition to retinol cream. And antioxidants! There is no at-home treatment like it. The results are incredible. 

Myth #2: Chemical peels are painful 

False! There is minor discomfort upon chemical peel application that only lasts for a few minutes, described as a mild burning sensation. Never fear because The Skin Clique providers bring a fan to blast cool air on your face to alleviate discomfort. 

Myth #3: Chemical peels require a long downtime 

The total healing process for the ZO Skin Health 3 Step Chemical Peel will last one week. The first 2 days the skin is slightly red and then days 3-5 the skin flakes off. There is no need to hide out at home, however we would not schedule a peel the same week as an important work or social event. To further enhance your results, we highly recommend pretreating your skin for 4-6 weeks with consistent retinoid use. Check out our blog post about Retinol to help you choose your retinoid!  


At The Skin Clique, we believe in helping you feel confident in your own skin by providing convenient, affordable access to medical-grade treatments performed by board certified experts - all in the comfort of your own home. Schedule your Chemical Peel appointment today. And remember, beauty knocks.

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