Peeling off the top layer of skin with a chemical solution is a common practice for improving the skin’s appearance. Acne, pimples, UV damage, and other skin problems are all potentially resolved with a chemical peel treatment.
In a chemical peel, various acids are utilized, with the specific combination depending on the problem at hand and the desired level of exfoliation. Light peels are used to renew the skin of people who do not have severe skin problems, and are perfect for simply giving your face a nice refresh. The fall is a great time for those returning to school, or ready to get ahead of the holiday season.
For those with other skin issues, chemical peels are most likely the best option for addressing hyperpigmentation. Age spots, freckles, dark spots, and other pigmentation abnormalities are efficiently eliminated since the top layers of skin are removed during a chemical peel. The patient’s skin will appear fresh and revitalized following a chemical peel.
Are you a chemical peel candidate?
A chemical peel is an excellent alternative if you want to alter the tone, texture, or both of your skin’s characteristics. The benefits of chemical peels are greatest for those with lighter skin tones. While light peels are safe for those with darker skin tones, there is a chance that they could result in permanently uneven skin tones.
Those with substantial skin laxity or deep wrinkles shouldn’t use chemical peels, as they won’t help with these kinds of aging-related problems.
Additionally, because they might prolong the healing process, chemical peels are not advised for people who are taking acne medications. Similarly, those with herpes should avoid chemical peels because they can provoke excruciating breakouts of the condition.
How do Chemical Peels Work?
In order to prevent the chemical peeling solution from coming into contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth, it is advisable to apply a neutral paste to those areas prior to beginning the procedure. If a deeper peel is utilized, it may be necessary to consider additional pain medication.
Next, a peeling agent is applied to the areas of the face that have the thickest skin. This generally encompasses the forehead, nose, cheeks, and lower jaw. It is probable that you will experience some tenderness while undergoing the peel. This indicates that the solution is working. The required duration may range from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the specific area being treated and the depth of the treatment.
What is Chemical Peel Recovery Like?
The duration required for recovery from a chemical peel is dependent upon the specific type of peel utilized. Typically, the recovery period for a mild chemical peel ranges from four to seven days. There is a possibility that your skin tone may undergo a temporary change. You’ll want to follow up by limiting sun exposure during that time period.
Following a medium chemical peel, it is expected that your skin will completely recover within approximately one week. However, it is possible to experience lingering redness for up to a month. Initially, the skin will experience swelling, followed by the formation of a crust, and ultimately, new skin will begin to develop.
Deep chemical peels are fairly intense. Significant swelling and redness can be expected following a deep chemical peel, and there may be a sensation of burning. The eyes frequently close as a result of the initial swelling. The new skin will become visible approximately two weeks later, although there may still be some white patches or cysts remaining for a few additional weeks. It is not uncommon for redness to persist for a few months.
Please be aware that this investment is intended for addressing concerns such as hyperpigmentation. Deep chemical peels have the potential to significantly alter your appearance.
Call today for a Chemical Peel Consultation!
If you’re interested in a chemical peel to refresh your face leading into the fall months, call our Med Spa today and schedule a consultation. We can go over the process, determine your candidacy, and see what type of chemical peel could provide you with the most benefit. Call today!