Fresh, Glowing Skin
Do you want younger, healthier skin? Chemical peels speed up the natural exfoliation process of the skin. Shedding dead skin cells brightens the look of the skin, giving you the “glowing” complexion you are seeking. Chemical peels are recommended for the treatment of:
- Fine lines
- Skin discoloration
- Acne control
- Sun-damaged skin
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels improve skin texture by gently exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. Removal of the outermost layer of the skin allows for new skin growth to occur. The new skin will be healthier and will have fewer lines and wrinkles. Depending upon your desired results, we can do a superficial peel, medium peel, or deep peel.
A superficial peel consists of using alpha-hydroxy acid to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. Patients using superficial peels usually have minor skin discoloration and problems with rough skin.
Medium chemical peels target the middle and outermost layers of the skin to remove dead skin cells. Patients using medium peels usually have problems with age spots, wrinkles, crows feet, freckles, and fine lines.
A deep chemical peel is designed to penetrate deep layers of the skin and remove dead and damaged skin cells. Patients using deep peels usually have problems with age spots, moderate lines, freckles, acne scars, and discoloration.
What to Expect During Treatment
Chemical peels are customized to meet patients’ healthcare concerns. Chemical peels involve gentle exfoliation of the skin, so it is ready for the peel. We then apply the appropriate chemical solution to the skin, allowing some skin cells to start sloughing off immediately. The skin is cleansed, and patients are sent home with proper at-home care instructions.
For a chemical peel to be the most effective, we recommend patients follow specific at-home care. It is normal for the skin to appear red and can scale. We do not recommend wearing makeup during this time to allow the skin to heal correctly. We will provide at-home cream to use to limit scaling and itching as the outermost layer of skin sheds itself over time.
(takes about a week, avoid sun, no downtime)
Medium chemical peels will take about two weeks to heal. The skin will be swollen and red and can worsen for the first two days. Aftercare ointment must be appropriately applied and needs to be soaked for several days to aid in the healing process. Patients need to avoid exposure to the sun and will need to visit our office for a follow-up treatment.
We will provide a thick moisturizer that needs to be applied for the first two weeks. Patients need to avoid sun exposure for three to six months to avoid damaging the skin. Patients will need to come in for multiple follow-up visits to ensure the treatment is working effectively.