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Why Chemical Peels are BETTER Than IPL

IPL therapy, or intense pulsed light therapy, is a common treatment in the cosmetic industry. This treatment uses quick bursts of light to break up pigmentation in the skin, diminishing the appearance of age spots, sun damage and related conditions. Despite its efficacy, there’s a better option for patients seeking the benefits of IPL treatment: chemical peels! Below, we’ll tell you about the benefits of chemical peels and what makes them better than IPL.

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What Are The Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are performed by applying a topical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the skin to produce cosmetic benefits. This process eliminates the damaged or discolored skin at the surface and allows healthier, brighter skin to grow in its place. Chemical peels can be used to address acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other pigmentation concerns. Additional benefits of chemical peels include:

Customizable: Chemical peel treatments are fully customizable. We can adjust the strength of the skin peel based on your skin type and treatment preferences.

Quick Treatment: Most chemical peels take only a few minutes to perform, and allow you to return to your daily activities immediately after treatment.

Suitable for All Skin Types With a customizable treatment, we are able to administer effective chemical peels to nearly any interested patient. No matter your skin tone or type, there is an appropriate chemical peel treatment.

How Do Chemical Peels Compare To IPL?

The advantages of chemical peel treatments highlight why patients may want to consider them instead of an IPL treatment. For starters, IPL is not ideal for all skin types. In fact, it’s typically recommended for patients with light and untanned skin. This is because darker skin types can experience unwanted changes in skin pigmentation after treatment. IPL treatments also take a little longer. Generally, you can expect IPL treatments to take between 30 minutes and an hour, which is a longer time commitment than required by chemical peels. Furthermore, the recovery from IPL therapy may be longer than that from a chemical peel.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

As highlighted above, chemical peel treatments can be customized to the needs of the patient, regardless of skin type or cosmetic concern. This means that chemical peels can be a suitable option for nearly any patient looking to exfoliate the skin and correct some of the cosmetic concerns previously mentioned. To determine if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel, or to get started with your treatment, contact us today at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics.

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