Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

 Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment in which chemical solutions are applied to your skin to allow the upper layer of the dermis to exfoliate & eventually peel off. This action promotes the growth of new skin, which is much smoother, clearer, healthier, & less wrinkled. Chemical face peels can reduce fine lines & blemishes such as acne scars, uneven skin tones, & other skin imperfections, & can be performed on the face, neck, or hands. Different chemicals are used in the solution for your skin peeling treatment based on your chosen depth of peel & the type of skin condition being treated.

Chemical Peel Procedures

Chemical peel treatments are fairly straightforward procedures. You can expect the following: 

Step 1: A chemical peel treatment is usually performed in a doctor’s office or in a surgery center as an outpatient procedure (in the case of deep peels)

Step 2: A chemical peel specialist will take an analysis of the state of your skin & offer a chemical peel treatment plan based on the condition of your skin, goals, & other factors

Step 3: Before the procedure, the doctor will likely ask you to tie back your hair & wear eye goggles for protection

Step 4: Then, they will thoroughly cleanse your face to remove any excess oils from your skin, followed by numbing the area being treated with a topical anesthetic

You can choose from three different types of chemical peels, depending on the strength of the procedure.

*Results may vary from person to person.

You’ve have Any Questions?

Frequently asked questions

Superficial Peel

Superficial/ light peels consist of weak acids that only penetrate the outermost layer of the skin. For a superficial peel, a cotton ball, gauze, or brush will be used to apply a chemical solution to the treatment area. You may feel a slight stinging sensation on your skin, which is indicative of the solution working. Once complete, the solution will be removed, or a neutralizing solution will be added.

Medium peels use relatively stronger acids to reach the middle & outermost layers of the skin. During a medium peel, your doctor will use a cotton ball, sponge, or gauze to apply a chemical solution to the face, usually containing glycolic acid. Your skin will start to whiten, & you may feel a stinging sensation for up to 20 minutes after the procedure. Your doctor may also apply a cold compress to your face to help with the prickliness you feel on your skin. After the procedure, any leftover chemical solution on your skin is wiped off from your face.

Deep peels use a relatively stronger acid such as phenol or trichloroacetic acid to fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells. In the case of a deep chemical peel, you will likely be sedated. The doctor will use a cotton-tipped applicator to apply the chemical solution to your skin at intervals of 15 minutes. This is to limit your skin’s exposure to acid.

Chemical face peels are a skin resurfacing procedure capable of treating various skin conditions to drastically improve the skin’s appearance. Chemical face peel treatments are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin, scars, & several other skin flaws. Skin peels are available in several different solutions that are used to perform the procedure at varying depths. Deep peels offer more dramatic results but take more recovery time. 

Skin peeling treatments remove the top layer of your skin to promote the growth of new & healthy skin cells & are effective in battling acne & treating dull & stressed skin. Chemical peels can also combat skin issues such as hyperpigmentation & sun damage, leaving you with bright & radiating skin. Additionally, chemical face peel treatments can help play an important role in battling signs of aging, such as wrinkles & fine lines, so that you always keep looking young & beautiful.

While getting a chemical face peel may be extremely beneficial for your skin, it may also pose some side effects. Redness in the treatment area may last for a few months following the procedure. You may also experience swelling or scabbing for a few days after treatment. Applying a cold compress can significantly reduce the swelling. There is also a low risk of chemical skin peel treatments causing bacterial, viral, or fungal infections if your skin is not properly managed post-procedure.