Why you should consider getting a chemical peel

Everyone wants great-looking, healthy skin. With all the advancements in dermatology there are plenty of varieties of skin care options that can range from mesotherapy to microneedling to chemical peels. 


Chemical facials and peels have been growing in popularity, but can still be a little unfamiliar to some people. So in this article we’ll go over what a chemical peel is and the benefits of getting one done. 


What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel or facial is a restorative procedure that can help reduce the appearance of aging on your face. When you get a chemical peel done, there will be multiple chemical solutions applied to your skin. These solutions will peel away damaged skin cells which allows your healthy skin to grow in their place. 


Chemical peels can help improve common skin concerns such as: 


  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne 
  • Uneven textures and more!


But the exact results of your chemical peel will depend on many factors that can include the severity of your skin and which type of peel you choose to go with.

A woman gets a chemical peel facial in Calgary at a medi spa

What are the benefits of chemical?

Since chemical peels are ideal for a variety of skin issues, some of the benefits include the following below. 



Chemical peels can benefit those who have issues with acne, since acne is usually treated with topical products this makes chemical peels an ideal remedy. By having a chemical peel done you can help your skin break down any plugged hair follicles (also called comedones), decrease oil production, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and increase the absorption of topical treatments. 


Acne scars

As your skin heals from acne, your skin will create new collagen fibres to try to repair the lesions that were made by the inflamed skin. These new collagen fibres can make your skin bumpy or raised (this is called hypertrophic scars) or it can create depressions in your skin (called atrophic scars). A chemical peel can help the appearance of these scars since chemical peels exfoliate the top layer of your skin which helps  remove excess collagen.



Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, swelling, and red bumps. It can also cause acne-like breakouts, which is  known as acne rosacea. Chemical peels can help relieve these symptoms.  But keep in mind, this is only typically recommended for mild or moderate rosacea.


Aging skin

Chemical peels are known to help reduce signs of aging, which includes:

  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • age spots
  • uneven skin tone
  • dryness

As your skin heals and grows back after a chemical peel, it will be smoother, supple and strong. When skin grows back, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin, these two proteins help your skin maintain its elasticity and firmness. 


But chemical peels are not recommended for people who have deep wrinkles or sagging skin, as they won’t help tighten sagging skin.



Chemical peels can also improve other forms of hyperpigmentation. If you have uneven skin tone, freckles, discolouration due to sun damage, a deep chemical peel can remove these types of issues (as well as some more) and actually decrease your risk of skin cancer.



At Juvea Aesthetics, we are redefining your natural beauty. At our medi spas in Calgary and Edmonton, we are focused and committed to highlighting your best features without compromising the integrity of your unique beauty. We believe in enhancing your natural look with premium medical aesthetics in Calgary, including Botox, dermal fillers, lip injections and belkyra. We also offer vitamin drips and therapy, mesotherapy and skincare consultations. Schedule your appointment at our Calgary medi spa by calling 403-975-7523.