Chemical peels have the power to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and damaged skin from prolonged sun exposure. They are also wonderfully effective at treating acne. Unlike cosmetic peels you might purchase in the store or experience at a day spa, chemical skin peels have the ability to go deeper, below the skin’s surface, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, as well as new, healthier skin cells. At AesthetiSpa, we offer a wide variety of chemical peels, so treatment is tailored to your skin’s specific needs. These professional strength, facial-rejuvenating chemical peels are only available to you at a physician’s office.
Who can benefit from chemical peels?
Superficial chemical (acid) peels can be performed on all skin types with good results. There are a few people who are ineligible for peels based on their past medical history and/or allergic reactions they have. Chemical peels should not be done on persons with a known history of skin disorders that are associated with skin hypersensitivity. Additionally, anyone who has an allergy to a component of the peel, or who is not willing to comply with the prescribed home care instructions after a peel, should not undergo this procedure.
What can chemical peels do for me?
- Improve the tone and texture of the skin
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve hyperpigmented areas
- Correct sun damage
- Improve mild scarring
- Successfully treat some common skin conditions, e.g. sun spots, melasma, acne, rosacea
What can I expect from my experience?
Shortly after the application of the peeling agent, most people experience a transient stinging sensation. This sensation is usually mild, but can be more intense with some of the stronger solutions. Each person is different and will have a unique experience. The use of a small, handheld fan during the peel really helps most people to feel quite comfortable throughout the treatment. After the peel, most people experience some mild to moderate redness for 4-24 hours. Within 3 days or so, there is usually some mild to moderate flaking of the skin, depending on the type and strength of the acid used. Most people experience the best results in a series of 6-12 treatments.
What kind of side effects can be expected?
The most common side effects of a peel include persistent redness, skin sensitivity, and minor skin irritation. These are usually short-lived. A less common side effect can be hyperpigmentation, but even this is usually transient. It is very important that all persons undergoing a peel closely follow the post-peel instructions given to them at the time they leave the office. This will greatly minimize any chance of experiencing the side effects.
How can I find out more information?
At AesthetiSpa, we offer FREE no-obligation consultations so that you may speak with one of our skin care professionals personally. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to call us and set up your FREE consultation today. We look forward to seeing you soon!