What is a chemical peel?
An acidic solution is given to the skin during a chemical peel treatment to remove damaged top layers, promote cell turnover, and stimulate collagen formation for a brighter, more even-toned complexion. Chemical peels encourage new skin growth by inducing controlled damage at a precise depth, improving skin texture and appearance.
Acne, acne scars, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, UV damage, and fine lines can all be efficiently treated with the appropriate peel. Though designed for the face, they may also be used on the neck, chest, and backs of the hands.
What are the advantages of chemical peels?
- Chemical peels may be tailored to your skin type, specific issues, acceptable downtime, and budget, and can range from superficial to deep.
- Chemical peels are nonsurgical procedures that may be done in the comfort of your own home.
- The majority of chemical peels are painless. They may produce mild to moderate discomfort, such as stinging and burning.
- Peels are less expensive than laser resurfacing treatments for the same problems.
- A mild peel can give you an instant glow with little to no downtime if you want to increase your skin’s shine. Over time, a succession of mild peels might produce a visible impact.
How much does a chemical peel cost?
The cost of your peel will be determined by the type of peel you have, the size of the treatment area, the amount of experience of your physician, and the location of their clinic. As the peel strength improves, so does the price.
If a price appears to be too good to be true, check patient reviews and ask to see before and after images from the practitioner who will be doing your peel. This therapy has dangers, and the outcomes are sometimes provider-dependent, therefore experience is important.
When can you expect to see the results of a chemical peel?
As the post-peel symptoms fade, you should notice an improvement in your skin tone and texture. As new collagen grows, your complexion will improve over time, with complete benefits noticeable in approximately three months.
How long do the effects of a chemical peel last?
Depending on the severity of your peel and your skincare practices, your effects might last anywhere from a few months to ten years.
How often should a chemical peel be performed?
Mild peels can be done every few weeks until you achieve the desired results. Medium peels need longer downtime between treatments, however, follow-up treatments can help to improve and extend the benefits. Deep peels are a once-in-a-lifetime experience.