A chemical peel gently removes superficial layers of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and freckles. This process will also assist with addressing acne breakouts and dislodging unsightly blackheads. The chemicals used during the peel react with the skin which causes a slight “injury” to the skin which allows the body to build new collagen and regenerate fresher, newer, more radiant skin.
During the peel, the patient may experience mild stinging, redness and swelling. The skin will become tight and perhaps uncomfortable before peeling, but once healed, the skin that is revealed is radiant and smooth.
There are three types of chemical peels; light, medium and deep. A light peel removes only the most superficial layer of skin, with medium and deep peels working below the surface of the skin. Each provides a more profound result. A consultation will provide a recommendation based on skin type and desired outcome.
You will see results within a few days. Light peels will provide subtle results but can increase with repeated treatments. With a medium chemical peel, the skin will be noticeably smoother, and a deeper chemical peel may provide a more dramatic improvement
Recovery depends on the strength of the chemical peel. Patients should follow the skin care instructions provided to them and avoid sun exposure for at least 14 days post peel.