Chemical peels are various types of acids that are applied topically to the skin to perform a chemical exfoliation.
How do they work?
The acids involved in chemical peels work by removing dead and damaged skin cells across the designated area to reveal new, healthy skin cells. The result is brighter, softer, more even skin.
How can you prepare for your chemical peel?
Discontinue using any active exfoliants for 5-7 days before coming in for your peel. This includes but is not limited to retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. The risk of having an adverse reaction to the chemical peel may increase if you use these products too closely to receiving a peel. Let your aesthetician know if you are taking any antibiotics or prescription medications. These may also increase your skin’s sensitivity. Avoid direct sunlight and be sure your skin is not sunburnt when you come in for your treatment.
Anyone looking to improve the tone, texture or overall appearance of their skin and is willing to commit to a series of treatments and proper home care to insure the best results. Chemical peels can tackle a wide range of skin issues such as; hyperpigmentation and melasma, active acne, pigmented acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
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There are various types of chemical peels available at our practice. When you come in for your treatment your aesthetician will consult with you and based on your desired results and available downtime, decide on which peel will be best.
There are different levels to chemical peels and you will most likely begin your journey with a basic peel and work your way up to a more advanced one. It’s important to start at a level your skin can easily tolerate and come back every 4-6 weeks leveling up each time. Your fist peel will most likely not result in a large amount of skin peeling, but it is a result we can achieve after a few weeks or months of preparation.
The treatment includes a deep cleanse to prepare the skin, the application of the peel, and any finishing products like a moisturizer and sunscreen, if necessary.
The entire process takes about 45 minutes.
Starting at $99
Post Care Instructions
Before you head out the door after your treatment you will have protective skincare applied by your Aesthetician.
Post Treatment- Common Reactions
Skin may feel tight and dry
Skin may peel for 2-14 days after your treatment
Skin will be more sensitive, especially to the sun
Avoid manual exfoliation for at least 2 weeks after your chemical peel.
Avoid touching, scrubbing, picking or peeling your face it can cause hyperpigmentation or scarring- certain chemical peels will cause peeling, you want to allow your skin to shed naturally at its own pace.
Avoid saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, and hot exercise classes- as these encourage inflammation for at least 24 hours after your service.
Use a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF after your treatment for the first 3 days. Avoid active ingredients such as acids (salicylic, glycolic, mandelic, etc) and retinol for the first 72 hours after your chemical peel or longer if your Aesthetician advises (depending on the depth of your peel). If you are not sure if you should use a particular product please feel free to contact the office.