I have to say, I was somewhat excited when I found I was going to get a chemical peel. Adventures are few and far between when you sit behind a computer screen for most of the day, and for a man, I would say a chemical peel is like the modern day equivalent to fighting a dragon. You really have no idea what to expect, but you imagine at some point it will burn.
I am generally pretty happy with my skin and wasn’t looking for many improvements. I was more interested in what the process of getting a chemical peel is like. So, while I will share my results, the scope of this article is more on the process and experience.
The Perfect Peel Facts
The peel that we used was The Perfect Peel by The Perfect Derma. The Perfect Peel is a medium depth peel, which is defined as a peel that does controlled damage to the epidermis, and papillary dermis. The epidermis is the top most layer of skin, and the dermis is below the epidermis. The papillary dermis is the top most region of the dermis.
The controlled damage is caused by using a strong acid (trichloroacetic acid or TCA). The Perfect Peel also contains kojic acid, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C to support in reducing wrinkles, stimulating collagen production, and correcting pigment problems. However, the real difference between The Perfect Peel and other peels is the addition of glutathione.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is found in every cell of the human body, and is the only antioxidant that is intracellular (acts within the cell). Glutathione’s role in a chemical peel is multi-faceted. It neutralizes free radicals, assists in the creation of collagen and elastin, helps with inflammation, and corrects pigmentation issues. Glutathione is even used intravenously in Asia to reduce skin pigmentation issues, and help with skin lightening.
The big take-away from this is The Perfect Peel is a top of line peel, using the latest skincare ingredients.