Chemical peels are an effective way to help with a variety of skin concerns, including acne and uneven pigmentation, fine lines, enlarged pores, and sun damage. Our chemical peels employ a variety of solutions to exfoliate the outer layer of skin while stimulating the growth of new collagen. Each peel has its own benefits and desired results, so let us help determine which peel is right for you.
Chemical peels do make your skin peel, but that’s normal, and you should expect to see some flaking during and after treatment. The amount of peeling will depend on the strength of the peel used, and the concentration of Retin-A applied in conjunction with the peel. Most patients report minimal flaking in less than five days, but it can take up to two weeks for full peeling.
Benefits of a chemical peel:
- Smooths scarring and texture
- Fades blemishes
- Boosts the efficacy of your skincare
- Fades wrinkles
- Combats hyperpigmentation
After the solution is applied, it will tingle a bit but will gradually feel better. Some peels may temporarily make your skin red or sensitive to the sun, but this subsides after a few days.
Use a soap-free gentle cleanser to wash your face, avoid scrubbing, and washcloths as much as possible. Apply a hydrating moisturizer twice a day or as often as necessary, and use sunscreen to protect your sensitive skin after the peel. Concentrate on areas that are most prone to flaking, such as the eyelids, lips, forehead, and cheeks.
You can do a lighter peel once a month, but for more intense peels, you won’t need to have more than one a year to see great results.