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Should You Go for a Professional or At-Home Chemical Peel?

Whether you’ve already made the decision to get a chemical peel or if you’re still on the fence, you have plenty of options to choose from. There’s a lot of information available about chemical peel benefits, and it’s almost to the point where it can be overwhelming. One of the main reasons why there’s so much information available is because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. Most people come down to deciding between trying an at-home treatment versus getting a professional treatment. If this is where you currently stand, here’s some valuable information to consider.

Consider Your Needs

Most at-home treatments will be generic in nature and can’t be customized. While many of the same ingredients are used in both, at-home treatments will be much weaker and typically won’t fix any significant skin concerns. On the other hand, a professional chemical peel can be adjusted based on the severity of the client’s skin damage and target some of the deepest layers of the skin. It’s highly unlikely for a client to find the perfect at-home chemical peel to satisfy their needs the first time, which is one of the main reasons why a professional treatment is recommended to get the best chemical peel results.

Is There A Difference In Convenience?

When you think of the convenience factor, it would make sense that at-home treatments are more convenient than having to go into a medical professional’s office. However, professional treatments typically do not take more than about 30 minutes to administer, and can be done during a lunch break or any other spare time you have. Most of the time a single chemical peel treatment is effective when administered professionally, while at-home treatments could take multiple treatments and several trips to the store to purchase more.

Cost Usually Isn’t A Major Factor

Most clients will look at the price of a chemical peel when determining which method to go with. On the surface, a single at-home kit is likely going to be cheaper than a professional treatment. However, you will very likely have to purchase multiple kits when doing it yourself versus having to go in for a single treatment at a medical professional’s office. The whole idea is to get the best chemical peel results in the most cost effective manner, which is typically through a professional treatment.

Skin Deep Laser Services has earned its reputation as being one of the best skin care services for clients in Washington DC, Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia. We take the time to meet with every client and discuss their needs before suggesting any treatments. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable before, during and after any treatment, even if it’s a single chemical peel treatment. To learn more about our services and how we can help you feel comfortable in your own skin, contact us today.

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