Chemical PeelsRestore a healthy, luminous and radiant skin
What is it?
A skin peel restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance through the removal of the top layer of skin.
Chemical peels are a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for your skin. The treatment peels away the the top layer of skin and improves sun-damaged, uneven pigmentation and wrinkles. The peels works by removing dead skin cells, and stimulating the recovery process in the skin. The healing process itself stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin, significantly improving the appearance of aging skin.
Chemical peels have minimal aftercare and recovery.
- After the peel, there will be sun sensitivity and pores may appear larger.
- Minimal tenderness/ redness
- Some chemical peels may have a bleaching effect.
- Can exacerbate skin disorders, including allergic reactions or cold sores.
What can chemical peels be used to?
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Treat wrinkles caused by certain sun damage (suntan, sunburn, etc.) and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Treat acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Improve the look and feel of skin
Who may be a good candidate for chemical peels?
Fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels than patients with darker skin.
Unfortunately, severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic procedures, such as laser treatment, a facelift, or soft tissue filler. To see what treatment works best for you, book a free consultation with us.
Different types of chemical peels
Light Chemical Peels
Light chemical peels are used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne. People who want the benefits of a facial peel but do not wish to spend the time required to recover from a deeper peel will be ideal candidates.
Medium Chemical Peels
Medium facial peels works well for treating fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems. Similar to the light chemical peel, medium chemical peels require less downtime than a deeper peel.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels are the strongest of chemical peels. They are used to treat coarse facial wrinkles, blotches caused by aging or sun exposure, and pre-cancerous growths. Since a deep chemical peel may cause permanent lightening of the skin, it’s very important for perspective patients to book consultations with us before making decisions.
Chemical Peels – Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Chemical Peel good for your skin?
A light chemical peel improves skin texture and tone and lessens the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results are subtle but increase with repeated treatments. If you have a medium chemical peel, treated skin will be noticeably smoother.
How long does a Chemical Peel last?
Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days.
How long until you see results?
Seven to fourteen days – you’ll see the formation of healthy, new skin, but you may notice some redness or skin that is darker or lighter than usual for up to a month.
Should I pick off the dry skin from a Chemical Peel?
The entire reason a person gets a chemical peel is to burn off the surface and get rid of damaged, dry skin cell layers. In order to do this, the skin must shed – which is what many people dislike the most about a chemical peel. Picking off the dry skin before it can lead to scarring and extra redness.
Do Chemical Peels tighten skin?
A chemical peel will cause the old and damaged skin to peel off thereby leaves a cleaner appearing skin with uniform colors. Some chemical peels tighten the skin by stimulating new fresh collagen. This reduces the look of fine wrinkles and large pores. Peels come in varying strengths.