A chemical peel is a customizable treatment intended to reduce the signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and aging by exfoliating dead skin cells helping healthy skin cells rise to the surface. They are safe for most skin types.
Am I a good candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Your provider will help determine if you are a good candidate considering your skin type along with several other factors. Chemical peels can help with fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, sun-damaged skin, acne/acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. If you have taken Accutane within the last 6 months to a year, are currently taking antibiotics, are immunocompromised, allergic to aspirin, pregnant or lactating, or have excessively sensitive skin, you may not be a good candidate for a chemical peel at this time.
Prior to treatment your provider will cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser. Then, a customizable self-neutralizing peel will be applied. Once the appropriate amount of layers have been applied, your provider will apply a moisturizer and SPF. You can expect a warm sensation, slight redness, tingling sensation, tightness, peeling, flaking, and temporary dryness.
With chemical peels, there is little to no downtime. While you may be experiencing dryness, peeling, or flakiness, you can return to work and activities as normal. Peeling can begin anywhere between 48-72 hours after peel application and can last 2-5 days. Avoid pulling or picking at any peeling skin to decrease the risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring.