A chemical skin peel can help the skins appearance for those individuals who have uneven skin tone, wrinkles, scarring and spots due to acne, skin exposure or age. By removing the damaged outer layers of the skin, the procedure will reveal youthful rejuvenated skin to enhance the patients appearance and self-confidence.

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that uses a potent solution to lift away the upper skin layer. It is important to note this is not the same procedure as abrasive resurfacing. Chemical peels are growing increasingly popular because the removal of epidermal layers stimulates new tissue growth. In many cases, the newly formed skin that replaces the peeled layer is healthier, and the skin surface is more radiant and evenly toned.

Skin peels help treat the top layers of the skin, but also penetrates the mid and lower levels, delivering tighter, stronger, more glowing skin. The stimulation of new tissue growth may also lead to an increase in collagen production over time.

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In an outpatient setting, the solution is spread onto the face and sits on the face for a short period of time before it is wiped off. The upper level of skin is ultimately removed during this step.

The affected skin layer will dry up and peel as new skin growth begins almost immediately. About two weeks after treatment, the skin will be almost fully healed.

For deep Chemical Peels: The new layer of skin should begin to appear within seven to ten days following treatment.

It’s important to understand complete healing can take two months or longer. Patients typically take a week off from work after undergoing a deep chemical peel.

Q: What are some of the benefits to a skin peel?

A: 1.) It’s a non-surgical procedure 2.) Since surgery is not involved, there are no incision scars. 3.) Unlike dermal fillers that can produce bumpy, uneven texture, chemical peels reveal smooth skin across the entire treated region. 4.) Full results can be seen within a short period.

Q: How long will Chemical Peel results last?

A: Most patients report they notice their results last up to one year.

Q: Is a Chemical peel painful?

A: While most patients do not report their Chemical Peel to be painful, patients do report experiencing a slight tingling or increased sensitivity to their skin following the procedure for a few days.

Q: What candidates will see the best results?

A: Candidates who want their skin to be healthier benefit from a chemical peel. More dramatic results will be seen by those who have sun-damaged and aging, as well as those with brown spots or general poor skin quality .

Q: What should I keep in mind following my Chemical Peel?

A: Because chemical peels are stimulating you need to modify your lifestyle behavior slightly following a peel in efforts not to cause irritation or hyper-pigmentation to your skin.

Following a peel it’s suggested to avoid activity that can cause you to sweat for one to two days. Do not scratch or pick at your face. Refrain from using products with retinol AHA for at least 10 days.

Last, avoid any sort of heat source like a sauna or hot tub.

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