How Does Chemical Peel Help with Acne?

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I love peels. But especially having acneic oily eastern European skin, Peels, Retinol, and Benzoyl Peroxide is my saving grace! But how exactly does a chemical peel help with acne?

You do not have to live with acne forever and always. There is help with selecting the correct products and treatment protocols.


What do We recommend?

We often recommend that our clients at BMT undergo a session of extractions with a chemical peel. Medical extractions alone are an excellent way to clean out comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and help to clear acne more quickly.  However, when combined with a chemical peel, medical extractions are an even more effective treatment against acne.” Chemical peels are applied to your skin to deliver an ingredient directly into your skin and often promote peeling.  Depending on the peel being performed, this process can have many different uses. When using chemical peels for acne, the peeling agents help unclog blocked follicles that may otherwise become acne lesions.


Medical extractions are an important part of the acne treatment process.  During medical extractions, an esthetician will steam your skin to open up your pores and then extract any clogged pores, comedones, and inflammatory acne lesions on the skin.  This process works well when performed immediately before a chemical peel because the chemical peel helps to further clean excess sebum and debris from the follicles of your skin, which results in the clearance of active acne lesions and the prevention of future acne lesions from forming. In conjunction with medical extractions, chemical peels commonly used to treat acne include salicylic acid peels, glycolic acid peels, and Jessner peels.  Depending on your skin’s needs, we will help you determine which chemical peel is most beneficial for your skin. Call us now or book a session with our licensed esthetician to determine which chemical peel is suitable for your skin.

We offer Chemical Peels w PCA – at Brilliant Massage Therapy.

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Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont