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Chemical Peels in the New Year

We’re nearing the end of the year, which means that people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. There will be all different kinds of New Year’s resolutions, including improving your diet, your cardio, your social life, or your work ethic. Well how about improving your look – a task you can easily accomplish through the usage of chemical peels. At Dermalure, we’re proud to provide chemical peels among our many other high-quality skin care products that are designed to make you look great for the upcoming year.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Skin Makeover!

With the usage of our chemical peels, you can make your skin appear younger and give it a healthy and radiant glow. You simply apply the chemical peel to your skin and it will remove the outermost layers of your skin. This dead skin peels away and the new skin that regenerates is usually smoother and more-wrinkle free than the old skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. While you may need to seek professional help from a dermatologist or an esthetician to determine your type of skin, the perfect chemical peel, and how best to apply it, after you learn about its technique, it’s a simple process that you can perform by yourself with our at-home chemical peels.

Contact Dermalure Today!

If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (877) 336-4652. We at Dermalure are glad to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help your skin achieve a new level of radiance!

Chemical Peels Are Like Weight Training

At Dermalure, we offer the most advanced and sophisticated products that deal with anti-aging, skin care, and skin repair. One example of the many treatment products that we provide is a chemical peel. Chemical peels are skin-resurfacing procedures where a chemical solution is applied to the skin in order to peel off the top layers. When the skin regenerates, it’s smoother, less wrinkled, and appears younger than the old skin. Using our at-home chemical peels is a learned technique that you can perform on your own. It’s actually not dissimilar to learning how to weight train and it follows the same basic philosophy.

The Art of Weight Training

When you first start weight training, you probably won’t really know what to do. Even with plenty of research, you’re generally better off getting a personal trainer to go over the exercises you should be doing and how often you should be doing them. A personal trainer will also make sure that you’re keeping up with the training routine and doing it properly. However, after enough time spent on your training regimen, you’ll have mastered the routine and become completely familiar with it. At that point, there’s really no reason to continue paying for an expensive personal trainer when you know the training methods and you can continue them on your own.

How This Relates to Chemical Peels

This same sentiment holds true for chemical peels. While you may want to go to an esthetician or a dermatologist when you first use chemical peels, after you learn more about your skin type and how to apply the peel, you can use our at-home chemical peels to do them by yourself. When you fully understand the basic concepts of applying them properly, you can save yourself the expensive trip to the esthetician. You’ll get all of the benefits without spending any of the extra money!

Contact Dermalure Today!

We encourage you to check out our at-home chemical peels and other skin care products to see what’s best for you and your skin. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (877) 336-4652 or contact us online. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sunscreen After Chemical Peels


The Importance of Sunscreen for Your Skin After Using Chemical Peels

Now that the summer season is fast approaching, many of us will be outside spending time in the sun. This is a good time of the year to remind those of you using chemical peels that it’s very important to use a sunscreen following a peeling procedure. Many chemical peels contain Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs) and other ingredients that can increase skin sensitivity to the sun, resulting in sunburn.

With so much attention being paid to the negative effects of the sun’s rays on skin, you should already be using some type of a sunscreen when you’re outdoors. Your skin will be especially sensitive to the UV rays of the sun after a chemical peel so it’s very important to use a good quality sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 30 or more. Also be sure that the sunscreen you use is gentle enough for daily use.

Purchase Sunscreen Before You Do a Chemical Peel

While staying inside is best for your skin following a chemical peel, this is rarely a viable option. Therefore, it’s a good idea to purchase a quality sunscreen before you do a chemical peel so you have it on hand before you plan on heading outside. And remember, your skin is still vulnerable to the harmful effects of the sun even if it’s overcast outside, so don’t let a few clouds fool you!

You should apply the sunscreen an hour before going outdoors and then reapply after swimming, exercising and every two hours or so if you’re spending the entire day outside. Apply the sunscreen evenly and thoroughly over all areas you applied the peel, which may include your face, neck, shoulders, and chest.

Choosing a Sunscreen

Look for a sunscreen that has one or both of the following ingredients: titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. These ingredients do a good job of protecting the skin against both UVA and UVB sunrays. These ingredients are long-lasting physical filters that provide superior protection, making them ideal for protecting skin that is healing from a chemical peel.

Why Sunscreen is Important

Remember that you are doing a chemical peel to improve the health, feel and appearance of your skin so it only makes sense to take precautionary measures after your peel to protect your sensitive skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. If you neglect to apply a sunscreen after a peel and do spend time outside in the sun, you may end up with a serious sunburn that can leave unsightly white blotches on your skin or even scars, not to mention putting yourself at risk for developing skin cancer. With everything that has been said about chemical peels and sunburns, we hope you will have some safe fun in the sun this summer following any chemical peel regimens.

How Skin Peels Can Help With Acne


Skin Peels Can Actively Alleviate Acne Appearances

Acne is a very common skin condition that affects millions of people. While many people think that acne is nothing more than pimples, a person with acne can have many blemishes on their skin including blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, cysts and nodules. In addition to the having visible blemishes, a person with acne can also develop dark spots and even scars on the skin when the acne heals. Fortunately, chemical peels/skin peels can help with acne as these peels have been found effective at keeping pores clean.

Most acne occurs due to dirt, debris and skin oils accumulating in the pores wherein they become clogged. When a chemical peel is applied to the skin, it works to clear the pores which can prevent, reduce or lessen the scarring to the skin.

Keratolytic therapy/treatment is a term used to describe a chemical skin peel. Through the use of chemicals such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid, keratolytic therapy can assist in removing dead skin cells by softening the clumps and causing them to shed from the skin. The results can be softer, smoother skin the looks and feels good.

In order to get the most out of a chemical/skin peel, it’s important that it has a strong exfoliating effect. That is why Dermalure’s uses pharmaceutical-grade products. Our peels are available in varying types of concentration because each person’s skin type is unique.

Choosing a Chemical Peel/Skin Peel

It is important to speak with your dermatologist to see what type of skin peel would be the most appropriate for your skin. Then, with that advice in mind, it is advisable to start out with a lower strength acid. Generally speaking, the stronger acids remove more layers of the skin.  These stronger acids may be appropriate if you have tougher skin that needs to be removed in order to get to the softer skin underneath. But it is important to start with a milder acid that does not peel away skin any deeper than necessary. This is why you should always consult with your dermatologist before choosing a chemical peel. Your dermatologist can tell you what level of acid you should begin with.

You do not have to live with the physical and emotional affects of acne as Dermalure offers several types of chemical peels that are effective at treating acne. Our friendly skin care professionals are always available to help you choose the right product so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help choosing the best peel for you.

Touching Up On TCA Skin Peels

At Dermalure, we strive to improve the beauty, health, and feel of our customers’ skin. One of the best ways we’ve found to do that is through the use of TCA skin peels. Countless studies, trade journals, and magazines have all produced publications that endorse the use of TCA peels from both a chemical and beautifying perspective. That being said, who has the time to go through all that information? Since we know time is precious to you, we at Dermalure have gone ahead and summarized the basic outline of what you need to know in regards to TCA Peels.

First off, what classifies a TCA skin peel?

A TCA Peels is a form of chemical peel that uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to immediately and effectively exfoliate the skin. We offer TCA peels in various concentrations, and we recommend that customers use TCA peels in a cycle to allow the skin to acclimate to the acids – beginning with the weakest concentration, and then graduating up to stronger concentrations.

H2: How do they work?

A TCA peel utilizes an acid that exfoliates away old, dull skin instantaneously on contact. TCA peels are stronger than most lactic acid or glycolic acid peels, and as such require more down time – about 7 to 10 days. However, they require fewer peels overall, and are effective against even the strongest forms of skin damage including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Premature aging
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Severe acne scars
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Visible and clogged pores
  • Environmental/sun damage
  • Discoloration of all skin types

TCA also acts as an antibacterial agent and is ideal for sufferers of chronic acne vulgaris.

Side effects can include a temporary itching or burning sensation, heightened skin sensitivity, temporary flaking or peeling, redness, and others. Aggressive use of high-SPF sunscreen is vital for post-peel skin health.

H2: Contact Us

If you have more questions about TCA peels, keratolytic therapy, or your dermatological health, feel free to reach out to us at our contact page. Remember to check back to this blog periodically, as we’ll update it with more helpful information on how to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

Chemical Peels & You

Chemical peels for your skin are an amazing solution to the ongoing problem, “how can I make my skin beautiful?” Through years of careful analysis and scientific research, chemists have found an answer in the various chemical peels widely used for skincare treatments. In this blog, we plan on summarizing the scores of articles and publications to give you a quick rundown of chemical peels and what you can expect when using them.

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Many people feel frustrated by their skin – it can become discolored, wrinkled, blemished, over pigmented, or a host of other problems. These issues can affect self-esteem and confidence, and an excellent way to counteract them is through chemical peels.

A chemical peel is a form of keratolytic therapy – the process of removing dead skin cells from the face to expose the new, youthful skin underneath – that uses acids of various types, strengths, and concentrations to exfoliate the skin. A chemical peel can be used to soften skin, flatten wrinkles, fade acne scars, alleviate hyperpigmentation, or treat a variety of other skin problems.

There are many peels available to the public – among the most popular are Glycolic Acid Peels and Lactic Acid Peels. Dermalure also offers stronger peels like the TCA peel, which can treat more severe conditions. Which peel is right for you depends on your skin, your conditions, and what you want to get out of a peel.

What Is the Process Like?

Although they vary in strength and intensity, the basic process for any chemical peel is the same. The acid is applied to the face, at which point it begins to exfoliate and break down the old surface skin. A chemical peel requires some amount of down time – usually ranging from a few days to a bit over a week – during which the skin make flake and peel away. This is a natural part of the process – the old skin must come off in order to expose the vibrant, fresh skin underneath. After the downtime, you’ll have beautiful, healthy skin that will make you feel radiant and confident. Once the process is complete, careful use of high-SPF sunscreen is important for sunburn safety.

Contact Us

If you have questions about chemical peels, keratolytic therapy, or any other product or service we offer, please reach out to us at our contact page. Keep checking this blog periodically – we’ll be keeping it up to date with helpful tips and information for keeping your skin healthy, happy, and beautiful.

Debunking Some of the Most Common Myths About Chemical Skin Peels

Chemical peels offer a great way for people to keep their skin looking fresh, vibrant, smooth and youthful. Skin imperfections are common and they can add years onto your real age. Constant sun exposure, scars from acne and the aging process all contribute to these flaws. But even though it’s widely known that chemical peels/skin peels offer numerous benefits, many people have misconceptions about chemical peels. That’s why the team at Dermalure has decided to debunk some of the most popular myths about chemical peels so you will know what to really expect when you do a chemical peel. Ready? Here goes!

 Myth #1: A Chemical Peel is a One-Time Solution to Skin Problems

While chemical peels can go far in repairing visible damage on the surface of the skin, they cannot repair the irreversible damage of the sun and other factor associated with aging. A chemical skin peel treatment will provide you with visible results that improve how your skin looks and feels but the treatment will need to be done on a consistent basis in order to receive the best outcome. You can look at it in the same way you view an exercise routine – the more consistent you are in exercising, the better your outcome will be and the same holds true with chemical peels. Of course, how often you do a chemical peel will depend upon the amount of damage your skin has sustained. Check with your dermatologist if you have  any questions about how often you should undergo a skin peel or keratolytic therapy/treatment as it’s also called.

 Myth #2: Chemical Peels are Unhealthy

Just the word “chemical” in a chemical peel stops many people from going ahead with this type of treatment because they believe the chemicals used are harmful to their health. Many of the most common products people use have chemicals in them including sunscreens, pain relievers, toothpastes and shaving creams. Don’t let the word “chemical” stop you from reaping the many benefits of a skin peel because chemical peels are safe when done according to directions.

Myth #3: Only People with Severe Skin Problems Like Acne Need to Do Chemical Peels

This could not be further from the truth as most skin types can benefit from a peel. For example, a person who has sun damaged skin or aging skin can benefit from doing a chemical peel. This is because peeling treatment helps with cell regeneration to that new skin growth takes place to result in smooth, clear and fresh skin that glows all while taking years off one’s appearance.

Myth #4: Getting a Chemical Peel Always Means a Significant Amount of Downtime

Post-peel recovery time is dependent upon the type and strength of peel you’ve had but many chemical peels have little to no downtime. People who undergo superficial chemical peeling can expect some mild redness and peeling, both of which can be easily concealed. Medium strength and higher, more aggressive chemical peels can cause more redness as well as crusting and peeling wherein they have more downtime.

Keratolytic Therapy & You


The Ins and Outs of Keratolytic Skin Treatment

It can be difficult to seek out help if you have skin that is tough, dry, and full of blackheads or other blemishes; especially when you’re trying to alleviate this issue, but seem to be getting nowhere with your standard skincare regimen. So maybe it’s time for a little more in-depth approach using Keratolytic Therapy. Read below to see some basic information about Keratolytic Therapy treatments and what they can do for you and your skin.

So let’s start with the basics, what is Keratolytic Therapy?

Keratolytic Therapy is the umbrella term for removing dead skin cells that have been clumped together and are causing blemishes on your beautiful face. Through the use of chemicals (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid), Keratolytic therapy can help to remove these dead skin cells by softening the clumps and causing them to shed from your skin. This leaves a softer, smoother skin that shines outward to reflect that ideal skin you desire.

What does Keratolytic Therapy treat?

These chemical peel treatments are quite versatile and have a wide range of applications including: blackhead removal, wart removal, assistance with dry skin, etc. As stated earlier, the main purpose of the Keratolytic Therapy is to remove clumps of dead skin cells. This can come in a variety of skin conditions, but all can be treated in similar fashions- through the use of chemical peels and acids that have been approved by the FDA.

So which type of Keratolytic Treatment should I use?

Much like how no two people are alike, something similar could be said of skincare treatments. First and foremost, you should consult your dermatologist to see what type of peel would be appropriate for your skin. Following that, it is recommended that you start out on lower strength acids. While it is not uncommon for there to be a slight discomfort when applying the chemical peel, it should not be excruciating, and the pain should not persist after treatment.

Where can I pick up these peels for my own Keratolytic Treatment?

So now that you’ve done some research and are looking into purchasing a chemical peel for Keratolytic treatment, we are happy to assist you here too. Dermalure Skincare Professionals have a wide selection of skincare products and chemical peels available to you and the public. If you have any further questions or concerns about the specific peels we offer and how they can help you, feel free to contact us.

Your Perfect Peel

Chemical peels are no different from any shoe, bag, or top you wear. There may be more than one that works, but it is always better to find the one that is absolutely perfect for you. With that said, how do you find the perfect one?

Types of Peels

To start off, there are many different types of chemical peels available to you. While they all have the ability to enhance the beauty and softness of your skin, they often vary in chemical makeup as well as acidic depth. In this, we mean that the chemical peels can range from simple surface peels for softer skin, or deeper acid peels to remove scarring, sun damage, and other extensive damage to the skin. Some of the chemical peels include:

While we could go on for pages about each type of peel and the benefits it provides, we’d like to save some time for those who already know about the different types of chemical peels. Therefore, if you would like to find out more information about a certain peel and what is does, feel free to click on a peel above which will take to you to a page specifically dedicated to that type of peel.

Chemical Peel Strengths

Now sadly there is a misconception going around that stronger is better. At Dermalure Skincare Professionals we are here to inform you that this is not necessarily the case. In fact, we highly advocate that you do your research before applying any strength of acid to your face. In simplest terms, stronger acids simply mean that they will take away layers of skin off your face. Stronger acids CAN be good when you have tougher skin that needs to be torn away to get down to the soft skin underneath, but It is important to start out on a milder acid that does not peel away skin any deeper than you want. While this process of trying out varying degrees of acidity may take slightly longer to find the correct balance of strength and safety, it is exponentially more beneficial to take it slow. You only get one face, and you wouldn’t want to harm it by applying acids that could potentially cause damage.

Consulting your doctor

While it is possible to order chemical peels over the Internet, we still highly encourage you to gain the opinion of your regular dermatologist when applying a chemical peel. They have your medical records and have experienced the good and the bad when it comes to your skin. They should be willing to recommend a certain level of acidity strength and let you know what might be the best level to start with. They will also know how your skin has reacted to various treatments in the past so they can let you know if you might happen to be allergic to a certain type of chemical peel.

Pick Up Your Perfect Peel Today!

After you’ve done a little research, it’s time to pick up the perfect peel of your dreams. At Dermalure Skincare Professionals, we house a wide variety chemical peels that treat the entire gambit of skin conditions and issues. If you would like to shop for chemical peels for you or someone you know, feel free to visit our shop at

TCA Peel, Peels & Serums

What is a TCA Peel?

A TCA peel is one of the most effective Keratolytic Therapy treatment options available.  A Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peel is arguably the most effective treatments for a variety of skin disorders, and it is one of the most potent peels used for skin treatment.  In fact, TCA peels have been used to successfully treat a wide variety of skin conditions, some of which include the following listed below:

  • Wrinkles and sun damage
  • Poor skin tone and discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Chronic or severe acne
  • Severe scarring from acne

TCA is a good option for people that want to improve the overall appearance of their skin in a short period of time with a minimally invasive but potent peel.

Best Candidates for TCA Peels and Other Peels & Serums

Various claims of the efficacy of TCA peels in tattoo removal have not been validated.  The best candidates for TCA peels suffer from a skin condition such as hyperpigmentation, want to get rid of minor scarring, or want more even skin tone.  TCA treatments are also an ideal treatment for people that suffer from severe acne as the peel starts to work on contact with the skin and has antibacterial properties.  Also, a TCA peel will typically get results quickly with relatively little recovery time.

How TCA Peels Work

Most people will have four to six cycles of TCA peels in short succession before using TCA peels on a biweekly or monthly schedule.  It is recommended that people with sensitive skin start with lower concentrations of TCA and use a spot check before applying the peel to the entire face. Side effects such as irritation and redness can be treated with the use of high SPF sunscreen after each peel, and the use of high SPF sunscreen is highly encouraged.

TCA Compared to Other Peels & Serums

Most other peels do not work on contact.  In addition, TCA is more potent than most other peels and serums.  A TCA peel will typically treat a skin condition quickly followed by a short recovery.