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Chemical Peels

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What is a Chemical Peel?

A CHEMICAL PEEL IS A NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT DEEPLY EXFOLIATES THE SKIN. IT IS A NON-SURGICAL, LESS INVASIVE WAY TO IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SKIN BY APPLYING A CHEMICAL SOLUTION TO THE TOP LAYERS, WHICH WORKS TO PEEL AWAY AND DESTROY DAMAGED OR DEAD CELLS. THROUGH THIS PEELING PROCESS, A REJUVENATED LAYER OF SKIN IS LEFT BEHIND, WITH MINIMIZED IRREGULARITIES. OUR SKINCARE PROFESSIONALS WORK TO CUSTOMIZE AND FIND THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOU AND YOUR SKIN GOALS.

What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?

THE MOST COMMON CONCERNS ADDRESSED BY CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENTS INCLUDE:

-WRINKLES/FINE LINES

-DISCOLORED SKIN

-ACNE SCARS AND MORE!

IF YOU THINK A CHEMICAL PEEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU, SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION TO LEARN MORE!

After Care for Chemical Peels

GENERALLY, THE FIRST THREE DAYS AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL, IT IS IMPORTANT TO:

MINIMIZE SUN EXPOSURE

MOISTURIZE

DRINK WATER

AVOID STRENUOUS WORKOUTS, SAUNAS, & STEAM ROOMS
MONITOR PEELING, AND DO NOT PULL ON FLAKING SKIN

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OUR SKINCARE PROFESSIONALS CAN BEST ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS DURING YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the recovery after a chemical peel and what type of care is necessary?

Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.

What products or procedures should I avoid before a chemical peel?

One week before the peel it is best to avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal.

Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.

Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.

What are the counterindications to chemical peels?

Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present:

• Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated

• Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin

 Accutane use within the last year

• History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy

• Allergies to aspirin

• Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding

• Patients with Vitiligo

• Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc) or any condition that may weaken their immune system