Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments applied to your face, hands, and neck. They are used to improve the appearance of skin and bring back your natural glow. Chemical solutions are applied to your skin which causes the skin to exfoliate eventually peel off. When the damaged skin peels off, the new skin underneath is smoother, has fewer wrinkles and damage. After chemical peels, you are left with smooth and glowing skin.
1. Improves fine lines, wrinkles and texture
2. Improves the look and feel of skin
3. Improves unwanted pigmentation and acne
|AVG Cost||Starts at $150|
|Downtime||Ranging from no peeling to 2-7 days, depending on the peel used|
|Topical Anesthetic Used?||No|
|Treatment Areas||Face and body|
Chemical Peels FAQ
How do peels work?
Peels work by removing the skin from the surface layer, either exposing fresh skin beneath or prompting the body to regenerate new surface skin.
What are the differences between the different types of peels?
Chemical peels are classified by their depth of penetration — superficial, moderate, and deep. Lighter peels exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis. These peels simply present fresher, healthier skin, and don’t require any downtime. Moderate and deep peels penetrate below the epidermis into the second layer, called the dermis. They cause more discomfort and require a period of healing time. Moderate to deep peels usually create anywhere from three to 10 days of facial peeling.
What are chemical peels used to treat?
With any depth peel, your skin will look smoother, softer, and brighter. More aggressive peels can address aging issues such as wrinkles and creases.
Who is the ideal candidate for a peel?
If you have the following skin conditions, peels can be a good treatment:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Texture issues
- Pigmentation problems
- Age spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Scaly patches
To have a peel, you cannot have any active skin conditions or infections.
What should I avoid prior to a peel?
Prior to your peel, you want your skin to be in normal condition. These means don’t use any products that increase your skin’s sensitivity prior to your peel. These would be products such as Retin-A, products with retinol, benzoyl peroxide, or alpha-hydroxy acids. This also includes natural supplements or medications that increase skin sensitivity, along with treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light. Also, don’t have any hair removal treatments, be it waxing or depilatory creams or lasers, for at least one week before your peel.
How many peels do I need?
Most peels are most effective with repeat treatments, usually from three to six. The treatments are spaced apart based on the depth of the peel and the necessary recovery time. Some patient’s who get regular skin care treatments and use a good skin care regimen at home, will opt for an occasional maintenance peel. Light peels can be done every month to keep your skin looking refreshed. Medium peels can only be done every three or four months.
What are my restrictions after a peel?
After a peel, you need to limit your outdoor activities for at least one week. When you are outside, it’s imperative to wear 30 SPF or higher sunscreen.
How do I know what type of peel to get?
That’s where we come in. We customize our treatments for each individual patient. Our aestheticians are skin care experts and will do a comprehensive consultation to discuss your skin concerns, goals, and downtime preferences to determine which peel is best for you.
Is this treatment good for men and women?
Yes! This treatment benefits both men and women.