Myths and Facts About Peels

When people hear the term “chemical peel,” they often get alarmed. We think of chemicals as something of which to steer clear. But the truth is that properly applied, carefully moderated amounts of specific chemical solutions could be just what you need to reach your skin goals. In fact, their effectiveness helps to make chemical peels the most popular cosmetic procedure in the entire country. 

And the perfect peel for you is available at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center in Brooklyn. Here, our team of peels specialists can help you decide on the best peel for your cosmetic goals — and we can help educate you on what to expect during and after your peel.

With that goal in mind, we wanted to clear up some common myths about peels and replace them with the facts. 

Myth: Peels can only do a little bit for your skin.

Some people think that because peels are completely noninvasive, they can’t do much for your appearance. Actually, though, peels give you a powerful way to transform your skin. They work by encouraging your body to slough off the outer layer of dead, damaged skin, revealing healthier, younger-looking, smoother, and more radiant skin underneath. 

Fact: Peels can be customized to your skin goals.

Not all peels are created equal. Some peels are ideal for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, while others target acne or uneven skin tone. Peels give you a way to directly address your least favorite parts of your skin. Talk with our team about your cosmetic goals, and we can customize a peel program for you. 

Myth: You can perform a peel at home.

Though chemical peels are safe when applied by a trained professional like our team here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, they’re risky at home. In fact, at-home peels often go wrong, leaving you with much more serious skin problems than you had at the start of the process.

To get positive, ideal results from your peel, see a skincare professional. 

Fact: An expert can help you get the best results from your peel.

Although many dermatologists and aesthetics professionals offer chemical peels, it pays to hunt for the best option for you. You want a peel specialist who:

Here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we make sure to tick all three of those boxes for all of our patients. 

Myth: All peels come with downtime.

Although deeper peels come with some recovery days, you can also choose a peel that comes with no waiting period before you can return to your usual activities. For example, here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we offer the Hollywood peel, a superficial, no-downtime, laser-based peel that will leave you glowing. 

Clearly, peels are versatile and customizable. If you want to find out if a peel is right for your skin goals, call our office, or make your appointment online today. 


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