A chemical peel is a skincare treatment to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. It involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers, allowing the skin to grow back smoother and more even. Chemical peels are most often used on the face, but they can also improve the skin on your neck and hands.
A chemical peel can improve the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scars
- Irregular skin texture and tone
- Large pores
Healthy individuals who are looking to improve the texture and tone of their skin may be able to benefit from a chemical peel. However, you may not be an ideal chemical peel candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have certain skin conditions, have very deep facial lines or wrinkles, or have very deep scars. To learn more about chemical peels and if they are right for your skincare goals, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
There are a variety of different chemical peel depths available. Depending on the unique issues you wish to address with your peel, one of the following may be beneficial:
These peels remove the outermost layer of skin called the epidermis to treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dryness, and acne. A light peel can be repeated every 2 to 5 weeks.
Medium peels remove the skin cells from the epidermis and from parts of the upper part of the middle layer of skin called the dermis. It is ideal for treating wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.
A deep chemical peel removed skin cells even deeper than a medium peel. This treatment may be recommended to improve deeper wrinkles or scars. Deep peels do not have to be repeated to achieve full effects.
After your chemical peel, your skin may be right, red, irritated, or swollen for a time. We will provide you with aftercare instructions regarding cleansing, moisturizing, sun protection, and any other production for your skin. Avoid rubbing, scratching, or picking your skin for the best results. Depending on the depth of your peel, it may take several months to notice full results.
For best results, we recommend that you receive a course of 3 to 6 treatments each spaced 4 weeks apart.
Are the results of a chemical peel permanent?
Depending on your skin type and skin condition, the results of your chemical peel can last for several months or give you permanent results.
Are chemical peels painful?
A chemical peel is not painful but you may feel a tingling or slight burning sensation.
If you are interested in scheduling a chemical peel for an improved complexion, contact Glamour Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.