A professional-grade chemical peel is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment. The safe, FDA-approved peels remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and improve skin appearance by smoothing texture, evening tone, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving other common skin flaws.
The right peel can effectively treat common skin concerns like acne, acne scars, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, sun damage, and fine lines. Though primarily for the face, they can be applied to the neck, chest, and the backs of the hands as well.
In a chemical peel treatment, an acidic solution is applied to the skin to remove damaged top layers, speed cell turnover, and boost collagen growth for a brighter, more even-toned complexion. By creating a controlled injury at a specific depth, chemical peels stimulate new skin growth, to improve skin texture and make it look more radiant.
Chemical peels are nonsurgical treatments that are performed on an outpatient basis.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells.
The SkinMedica Skin Medica, IS Clinical, and Jessner Peels to target your skin needs.
The SkinMedica Illuminize Peel uses Salicylic acid, Mandelic, Malic acid to increase skin’s radiance, restore youthful appearance and improve clarity and texture. This is a light peel and it is intended for use with mild skin imperfections.
The SkinMedica Revitalize Peel uses Lactic and Salicylic acid to address mild to moderate skin imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
The SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel also uses Lactic and Salicylic acid to address moderate to severe skin imperfections. This is our strongest peel, delivering compelling results. For this reason, it is best to work your skin up to this peel strength.
The cost of a chemical peel depends on the type of peel used and other considerations, like package pricing during your skin consultation, chemical peel cost will be discussed in detail.
There are many different types of chemical peels designed to address a wide range of issues, so some kind of peel can benefit most people. An experienced provider can recommend an acid solution with the strength and depth best suited to your concerns and skin type.
However, chemical peel selection can be limited for some skin types. People with sensitive skin or dark complexions should generally avoid deeper, more intense peels, since they could suffer burns, scars, or hyperpigmentation.
Your treatment experience will depend on the strength of your peel.
For mild to medium peels, anesthesia isn’t usually needed. You may notice some stinging or burning until the peel is neutralized, discomfort is minimized by chilling the skin during treatment with either a small fan or the Zimmer skin cooling system, depending on the strength of the peel.
For very deep peels, most patients will need local anesthesia, strong oral or IV sedation, and pain medication.
After your face has been cleansed and numbed (if needed), the peel solution is applied and left on for anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the type and potency of the peel and sensitivity of your skin. You may feel mild to moderate itching, stinging, and burning while the solution is on your skin.
Once the acid application is complete, your doctor will apply a cold gauze compress to the skin to neutralize the acid. Your face is then cleansed thoroughly with cold water compresses, and moisturizer and sunscreen are applied to soothe and protect your skin.
Light to medium peels require just two to four days of recovery time, when your skin may look sunburned and feel dry and sensitive.
Downtime for deeper peels can last from seven to 12 days, with additional redness and flaking for up to three months.
Recovery from deep phenol peels may also require prescription pain medication for the first week or two.
The amount of visible skin peeling post-treatment isn’t indicative of the success of the peel.
Don’t pick at any peeling or flaking skin, and follow your provider’s aftercare instructions to reduce the risk of infection or scarring.
You should begin to see improvements in your skin tone and texture as post-peel symptoms subside.
Your complexion will continue to improve over time as new collagen forms, with final results visible within about three months.
Your results could last anywhere from several months to 10 years, depending on the strength of your peel and your skincare habits.
**Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are based on the typical experience or our patients, however individual experiences may vary.