What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that exfoliates dead cells and peels away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. There are light, medium, and deep chemical peels options.
Why get a chemical peel?
As we age, dead skin cells do not fall off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. If you want to minimize the wrinkles, sun damage, and blotchiness on your face and give your skin a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance, a chemical peel may be right for you.
A chemical peel is a great option if you have any of the below concerns:
- You have sun-damaged skin
- You have superficial facial wrinkling
- Your skin color is uneven with blotchiness, sunspots, and brown spots
- You have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven
- You have certain precancerous skin growths
- You have acne scars
Below are some of the benefits of a chemical peel:
- Make the color of your skin more even
- Improve the texture of your skin
- Restore a healthy, luminous, and radiant appearance.
- Look younger
- Get long-lasting results when treating deep wrinkles with a deep chemical peel
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
What should I consider before getting a chemical peel?
Please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for more information on what is unique to you.
- You need to be in good general health.
- Characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for a chemical peel.
- You should avoid chemical peels if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Immediately after a chemical peel, your skin will have sun sensitivity and your pores may appear larger.
- Deep chemical peels may have a bleaching effect.
- Chemical peels may exacerbate skin disorders, including allergic reactions or cold sores.
- The recovery time is minimal for light to medium chemical peels. If you’re getting a deep chemical peel, your recovery time is longer. Your recovery time will vary depending on the procedure.