A chemical peel is a form of exfoliation and skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells from the top layers of skin. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger-looking. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars.
Chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium or deep — depending on your desired results. Each type of chemical peel uses a different chemical solution. Deeper chemical peels produce more dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times.
The treatment time for a chemical peel is 30 to 40 minutes. The Peeling process can last anywhere from three to five days. The dead skin cells shed or flake off, revealing fresh, new skin underneath. The treatment is customized based on the skin concerns, skin type, and individual personal treatment plan.
What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel has many benefits including brighter, smoother, and more radiant complexion, clear skin tone, and texture, stimulate new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, reduce discoloration caused by sun damage, helps to clear up breakouts, increase hydration of the skin, and chemical peel also help with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
A chemical peel is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced nurse or well-trained aesthetician. You will feel a warm or tingling sensation for few minutes after a thin layer of exfoliating solution is applied. It depends on what kind of peel is being used some peels are self-neutralized and others we do neutralize it and a calming mask is applied.
How many treatments are needed?
We recommend three or more chemical peels, spaced four to six weeks apart. The benefit of receiving a series of peels is that this treatment will be able to target the deeper layers of the epidermis, giving your skin enhanced exfoliation. It enables the skincare products to be more effective because a peel can remove several layers of skin build-up and congestion, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin