How do Peels Work?
An acid solution is applied to the skin which causes the outer dead skin cells to exfoliate and slough off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother, brighter, and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Where can Chemical Peels be used?
Chemical Peels are most commonly used on the face, neck, and chest.
Which peel is right for me and how many treatments do I need?
We offer a variety of peels from which to choose. Your Aesthetician will work with you to choose the best peel for you depending on your skin type, goals, and concerns. Most patients see best results with a series of 3-6 peels, usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Receiving regular chemical peels (every 6 weeks) will maintain the removal of dead skin cells that build up and cause dullness, fine lines and roughness.
Is there down-time?
No. Our peels do not cause down-time and many patients receive them on their lunch break and go right back to work! However, skin may be slightly pink and sensitive immediately after treatment and direct contact with sunlight should be avoided. Some peels may create mild to moderate peeling which usually occurs 2-3 days after the procedure. The amount of peeling that occurs will vary across skin types.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are usually minimal and may include a slight stinging or burning sensation during the procedure, redness, dryness, sensitivity, and peeling. Side effects will vary based on which peel is administered and the patient’s skin type.