In the ongoing journey for flawless skin, many people turn to cosmetic treatments, like chemical peels, to rejuvenate and enhance their complexion. A step up from a superficial, light chemical peel, is a level II chemical peel, a popular choice for addressing various skin concerns. But what is a medium chemical peel, and why is it so good for dramatic skin improvement?
Level II chemical peels, also known as medium-depth peels, offer a deeper exfoliation than superficial peels to target and transform fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.
Level II Chemical Peel Basics
Lighter, more superficial peels offer a gentle exfoliation to improve minor imperfections. But beyond light peels are medium-strength peels, a category of more intense chemical peels that delve deeper into the skin’s layers, known as level II chemical peels. These deeper peels offer a more profound exfoliating treatment than their superficial counterparts.
Deeper chemical peels rely on different ingredients for far superior exfoliating benefits. This allows them to address a myriad of skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin tone and texture. Intermediate-depth chemical peels are designed to address a wide range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. They are often formulated with more active ingredients, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or a combination of these, for more significant results.
What is a Level II Chemical Peel?
A Level II chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and improve its appearance. These peels penetrate deeper into the skin than superficial peels but not as deep as deep peels, making them suitable for addressing various skin concerns.
Level II chemical peels are typically performed using ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or a combination of acids at higher concentrations than superficial peels. The solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific period, penetrating the dermis’s upper layers, causing controlled damage, and stimulating collagen production. These peels effectively treat various skin issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, acne scars, and mild to moderate hyperpigmentation. They can also improve the overall appearance of the skin.
Level II chemical peels usually require some downtime, as the skin will undergo peeling and flaking in the days following the treatment. There may also be redness and sensitivity, but these side effects are temporary and typically resolve within a week.
It’s essential to undergo a Level II chemical peel under the supervision of a qualified skincare professional to ensure safety and optimal results. Also, your provider should always assess your skin type and concerns to ensure that a level II peel is the most suitable for you. Post-treatment care instructions will also be provided to help promote healing and maintain the peel results.
There are several benefits of chemical peels, but the main ones are that level II chemical peels offer a brighter, smoother, and more refined complexion. Chemical peels are also one of the most versatile treatments and can be used on many body areas to treat many skin conditions. Most level II chemical peels are more intense, so they help reduce dark spots, acne scars, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Our MelanX level II chemical peel is the medium-depth peel we offer at Charette Cosmetics. This at-home use peel kit comes with a 25-day post-care skincare regimen that includes a bleaching (brightening) cream, retinol serum, soothing balm, and facial cleanser. Please keep in mind that you must wear a red mask for 12 hours, so plan accordingly.
Some of the most significant benefits of the chemical peel include:
- Reduced pore size
- Diminished acne and acne scars
- Lightening of hyperpigmentation and discoloration
- Improved skin texture
MelanX is a deep chemical peel that is a go-to treatment for lifting pigmentation off the skin to even out the skin’s tone and reveal fresh, new skin. This chemical peel is available in-office and as an at-home kit that we can ship to you!
If brighter, more evenly toned skin is what you want to achieve, the Melanx Peel can help you accomplish this. Our MelanX is the most advanced chemical peel and skin-lightening system on the market. It penetrates deep into the skin to lift and lighten unwanted dark marks, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, melasma, and uneven skin tone.