Chemical peels have been around for a long time for good reason- they work. This oldie but goodie addresses a wide range of skin concerns and conditions.
What is a chemical peel?
This is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. Your Master Aesthetician will apply a chemical solution to your skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. This new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels, light, medium depth, and deep.
When should a peel be considered?
Chemical peels are useful in treating a number of conditions including:
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damaged skin
- How do Chemical peels work?
Chemical peels are used to induce a controlled wound in the skin, removing its ip layers. This fosters the growth of a new healthy layer of skin, repairing conditions such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and even wrinkles.
What can I expect after having a chemical peel?
Some redness and itching may be felt but this depends on your skin type and they type of peel used. All peels require some follow-up care. The deeper the peel, the longer the recovery. We recommend avoiding all sun exposure until healed.
Light chemical peels- Subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with more treatments.
Medium peel- Your skin will be noticeable smoother and fresher-looking
Deep peel- Results are dramatic, but the recovery takes the longest.
Procedures commonly combined with chemical peels
Specialty skin care
Oxygen infusion therapy