What Is A Chemical Peel And How Does It Work?
A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. A chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. They exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. Today, chemical facial peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
What Are Chemical Peels Used To Treat?
Acne Scars, Aging Skin, Crow’s Feet, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma , Scars, Sun damaged skin and Wrinkles
Are Chemical Peels Painful?
Chemicals peels sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. They may cause stinging, redness, irritation and crusting but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems will lessen.
What Should Be Expected After Treatment?
Depending upon the type of peel, there may be a mild to severe sun burning sensation. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that can last 3 to 5 days, though many patients experience “micro” peeling where minimal peeling is seen with the naked eye but still occurs at the microscopic level.
How Many Treatment Will I Need?
The number of treatments varies from individual to individual depending on the condition treated and purpose for treatment. 6 treatments are typical recommend. Treatments are spaced approximately 2-4 weeks apart.
What To Expect After The Treatment?
After receiving a chemical peel, avoid sun exposure. Do not pick or peel the skin as these actions can cause scarring and pigmentation.
It is very important to follow your home care guide lines after the peel. Use the Post Procedure Kit provided until peeling has resolved, typically 3 to 5 days.