As summer comes to an end, a chemical peel is a great way to refresh your skin and reduce signs of summer skin damage. With minimal to no downtime, our medical grade-chemical peels are a must for maintaining brightness and skin texture.
Chemical peels are effective, non-invasive cosmetic procedures that exfoliate the skin by stimulating skin cell turnover and collagen production. We apply a chemical solution to the outer layer of the skin to reveal a smoother, healthier layer underneath. Chemical peels can make your skin extra sensitive to sun exposure, which means you’ll need to avoid excessive heat and direct sun exposure of any kind. Fall and winter are optimal seasons to exfoliate away sun-related skin damage picked up over the summer and speed up the cell turnover process due to less heat and/or sun exposure. Doing peels now will ensure your skin has enough time to recover before the Holidays, because we all want Best.Skin.Ever. for holiday parties!
In short term, chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This new layer tends to have more elasting and collagen, and the lines and wrinkles have less depth. After a series of peels, you can expect a noticeable difference in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Chemical peels also treat Melasma, acne and acne scarring, crow's feet, hyperpigmentation and texture.
How long does the peeling last?
Two to three days after the peel application, the skin will begin to peel. This process can last between three and seven days, depending on your skin type and condition. Once the skin is fully healed, in about two weeks, you will notice a smoother, healthier complexion. However, visible exfoliation is not required to achieve results. Think of the peeling as a side effect of the treatment rather than the goal.
What is the recovery process?
Recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks. All peeling will resolve within a week. You can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment is complete. It is important to avoid sun exposure for a week or two afterwards. Fall is a perfect time for recovery as the sun is out much less and the UV levels are lower.
What is the pain level? Chemical peels are virtually painless. Most people experience a mild burning sensation for a few seconds, but it depends on your skin type.
Can I do a chemical peel while breastfeeding/pregnant? It is not recommended to receive any type of chemical peel while nursing or pregnant.
Schedule a consultation with one of our skin specialists to see which of our peels is right for you. Xx