You may have heard of a chemical peel, but you’re wondering what exactly a chemical peel facial is, and if it can help you. Today, we’re going to go over some of the basics of what a chemical peel entails and what it can do for various skin conditions.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
Before we get into what a chemical peel does, it’s helpful to explain the procedure. After gentle cleansing, an aesthetician applies a customized chemical solution to your face. The solution might contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, glutathione, or another chemical depending on the condition of your skin.
This chemical solution essentially causes the top one or two layers of skin to peel off over the next few days. This removes dead skin and imperfections. New skin grows back smoother and healthier-looking. Because of this, we may recommend a chemical peel for:
- Acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation or uneven pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Dull skin
- Large pores
For optimal results, you may need more than one treatment – likely 2-3 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart, and maintenance treatments after that. We have several chemical peel facial options to choose from. When you come in for a skincare consultation, your aesthetician will determine the best plan of action to help you achieve the healthy skin you crave.
Chemical Peel Benefits
Chemical peels can help improve the look and feel of your skin in many ways, including:
- Reduced acne blemishes
- Smoother skin
- Brighter skin
- Evens out hyperpigmentation
- Shrinks large pores
- Removes dead, dry, and rough skin
- Promotes better penetration of skincare products
Your aesthetician may recommend a customized skincare routine with medical-grade, proven skincare products to help you keep your skin looking its best.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
The chemical peels we provide are totally safe and done by trained aestheticians in clinic. These are light to medium chemical peels. You’ll have very little downtime, if any.
Do Chemical Peels Hurt?
No. When administered by a trained professional, you should not feel any pain. You may feel a slight tingling or burning sensation. A cool compress or fan can help make you more comfortable.
Chemical Peel Before and After Pictures
Take a look at what a difference a chemical peel can make for various skin conditions in these before and after pictures.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re looking for brighter, healthier, youthful-looking skin, we understand. Schedule a chemical peel appointment or skincare consultation today to see what the possibilities are. And you’re in experienced hands when you visit Aesthetics at Cima Health.
From the initial consultation to the treatment room, we offer the highest quality skincare and laser services, individualized to your needs. We are more than clinicians; we understand how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself to look and feel your best. We help you make the most of your time by offering the best range of treatments.
Book an appointment today.