Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other skin conditions. Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin which causes it to exfoliate and shed its outer layer of dead skin cells. This not only gives the face an instant glow but also stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, leading to smoother, brighter looking skin over time.
The type of peel used will depend on your individual needs and objectives as well as your doctor’s expertise in administering this procedure. For example, lighter peels can help with sun damage or hyperpigmentation while more aggressive forms may be necessary for treating deep wrinkles or severe acne scarring.
Superficial peels such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) peels are the mildest and least invasive option. Medium-depth and deep peels, on the other hand, use phenol-based solutions to penetrate deeper into the skin for a more substantial transformation.
The most common side effects of chemical peels include redness, irritation and swelling of the area treated. Your doctor may recommend that you use sunscreen after your procedure in order to protect your newly exposed skin from sunburn and further damage. Other post-care instructions may also be provided by your doctor depending on the type of peel used.
Chemical peels can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing and dermal fillers. Combining these treatments can help you achieve maximum results in a shorter amount of time. It’s important to discuss all of your options with your doctor prior to treatment so that you can make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.
Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of skin damage caused by aging, sun damage or acne. While results vary from person to person, most people experience noticeable improvements in the texture and tone of their skin after just one session. When performed by a qualified professional, chemical peels have minimal risks and are generally well-tolerated.
If you’re considering a chemical peel, consult with Skinfluenced Medical Spa so we can determine if this treatment is right for you. With the right care and maintenance, you can enjoy beautiful skin that looks healthier, brighter and more youthful.
The frequency of your treatments will depend on the type of peel used as well as your individual needs. Generally, lighter peels are recommended every two weeks while medium to deep peels may be administered every 6-12 months depending on the desired outcome.
Depending on the type of peel used and the condition being treated, you may experience some mild redness and swelling for a few days following your procedure. Your doctor can provide you with specific post-care instructions to ensure optimal results and minimal downtime.
When performed by a qualified professional, chemical peels are generally safe and well-tolerated. Possible side effects may include redness, irritation and swelling of the area treated. It’s important to discuss any potential risks with your doctor prior to treatment.
The duration of results varies depending on the type of peel used as well as how well you follow your post-care instructions. In general, lighter peels can help improve skin texture and tone for up to three months while more aggressive forms may have longer lasting benefits. However, in order to maintain optimal results over time, regular maintenance sessions may be recommended.