What Does a Chemical Peel Look Like?

Hi all,

So today we're going to be discussing a bit of what a chemical peel is, what it feel like and what the results are. Now, I'm not going to pretend to be a dermatologist - I am a Doctor, but not that kind of doctor! So I'll leave up to Dr. Bowe, an expert in the field, to explain it better.

What I can do is explain what the process was like, how it felt after and how I got #ThatBoweGlow. And for that, I'm going to use some videos I saved that were taken during the actual procedure.

Glycolic Peel

The video below takes you through the first peel I did with Dr. Bowe. It's called a glycolic peel, which is used usually more to get that glow/evening out skintone. It also helped me get rid of some sun spots I had from the last time I got sun burned.

During the first visit, I also received dysport. You can do this in two ways: as prophylaxis/preventative treatment to prevent lines from etching or as a sort of brow shaping. Because I had a flatter sort of eyebrow, it provided a brow lift and a subtle arch with no waxing or tweezing needed.

Salicylic Peel

For the second visit, we did a different kind of peel - a salicylic peel which is more to dial down the shiny t-zone and sort of mattify the skin.

There are two possible misconceptions about these chemical peels that I wanted to help dispel. The first says that if you get one of these done, you'll leave with a red face. As you can see from the videos, this wasn't the case at all. But second, a lot of people associate these peels with a lot of pain and while yes, you feel the burn a bit, it's nothing you can't handle!

I hope this was informative in nature and I can tell you honestly, that my face feels softer than ever. So if you're looking for smooth and glowingskin, or simply do some prevention, check out Dr. Bowe in NY or your local dermatologist for more information!

As always, thank you for reading!