Chemical peels are some of the most popular skin care treatments for good reason. Packed with powerful ingredients, a chemical peel can help reveal smooth, bright, youthful-looking skin.
When you’re ready to take self-care to a new level and revitalize your skin, contact ALC Medspa to schedule your chemical peel.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin care procedure involving applying a special mix of chemicals to remove the top layers of skin. When the skin grows back, it is much smoother with a more even tone and texture.
After a chemical peel treatment, you can expect to experience softer, glowing, youthful-looking skin.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
Chemical peels address many skin concerns. This skin care treatment can improve the look of all of the following:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Uneven texture
- Dull skin
If you have problematic skin, a chemical peel could tackle and improve the issues along with the health of your skin. If you have specific skin goals in mind, we’d love to discuss them and determine whether a chemical peel would be right for you.
Chemical Peel Treatments We Offer
There are many types of chemical peels on the market today, from light chemical peels to deep chemical peels. We offer two popular chemical peel options – VI Peel and Environ Cool Peel.
A VI Peel combines some of the strongest and most effective acids while still being gentle for most skin types. This peel works on the surface and subsurface of the skin to deliver impressive results.
The VI Peel can treat a variety of skin concerns but works best for patients looking to address the following:
- Aging skin
- Sun damage
Along with treating certain skin concerns, it also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for smooth, firm, plump skin. VI Peels are gentle yet very effective.
Environ Cool Peel
For patients looking for a lighter peel with less downtime, the Environ Cool Peel may be the best option. The formula of this peel works to tackle skin issues while also being nourishing. The peel gets its name from the cooling sensation, opposite of what many think a peel would feel like.
The Environ Cool Peel addresses acne-prone skin, signs of aging, and sun-damaged skin.
What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel
What exactly you can expect depends on the type of peel you choose. However, the steps are generally the same.
We’ll start by cleansing your skin, removing any makeup and oils. This allows the peel to go on smoothly and penetrate the skin better. One or more chemical solutions will be evenly applied to the skin in layers, allowing every application to sit on the skin.
During the application of the chemicals, it is normal to feel tingling. Once we’ve completed the application of the chemical solutions, we can finish by applying a neutralizing solution before completing treatment.
Chemical peel treatments typically take about an hour. After your treatment is done, we can provide aftercare instructions to help promote healing and promising results.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
The benefits of chemical peels are abundant. Because every chemical peel is different, they all provide different advantages; however, some of the most significant benefits of chemical peels include:
- Smoother, more even-looking and feeling skin
- Softened fine lines
- Reduction in breakouts and acne marks
- Firmer, plumper skin
- Glowing, rejuvenated complexion
If you’re interested in discovering how a chemical peel could benefit your skin and improve your complexion, schedule an appointment today.
Chemical Peels – Frequently Asked Questions
We understand chemical peels can be intimidating, resulting in many questions and concerns. We’ve answered some of the questions our patients most often ask regarding chemical peels, the treatment, and what you could expect.
Should you have additional concerns, do not hesitate to bring them to our attention.
Is There Anything I Need to Do to Prepare for a Chemical Peel?
Before a chemical peel, we usually ask patients to:
- Avoid chemical or physical exfoliation at least one week before treatment
- Stop using acne medications
- Avoid the sun as much as possible prior to getting a peel
- Stay as hydrated as possible
These tips can help make the most out of your chemical peel and produce the best results with minimal irritation.
What Are the Chemicals in Chemical Peels?
The chemicals found in chemical peels depend on the type of peel. Chemicals often found in chemical peels include, but are not limited to:
- Lactic acid
- TCA acid
- Salicylic acid
- Retinoic acid
- Vitamin C
Many of the chemicals in chemical peels are found in popular skin care products. However, in chemical peels, they are used in higher concentrations and mixed to produce more substantial results.
Will My Skin Physically Peel?
Yes, your skin may physically peel after a chemical peel treatment. Nonetheless, the amount of peeling says little about your results. The amount of peeling varies, but even if you experience minimal peeling, the treatment is still at work.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
How soon you see your final results depends on the type of peel you get. Generally, you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful skin one to two weeks after your chemical peel.
Are the Results of a Chemical Peel Long-Lasting?
Results from chemical peels depend on the type of peel you get, your skin, and skin concerns. Additionally, good skin care can help maintain the results of your peel.
We may recommend additional peels in the future to help keep your skin looking youthful and lustrous.
Brighter Skin Is Just One Phone Call Away
Scheduling your appointment gets you one step closer to smoother, rejuvenated skin. When you’re ready for your chemical peel, contact us at ALC Medspa.