Chemical Peels work by chemically removing the outermost layer of the skin and give the skin a younger, healthier appearance. Chemical Peels play a very important role of Skin Rejuvenation as they remove skin dullness, blotching, age and sun spots and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a special chemical solution to be applied for a very short period of time (a few minutes only) to exert a desired beneficial effect by removing the outermost layer of the skin or deeper skin layers.
What are the indications for a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peels provide a good solution for:Skin Rejuvenation or Reduction of fine lines and small wrinkles , Reduction/removal of age spots/ sun damage , Reduction of hyperpigmentation and melasma, Reduction of scars and acne scars * Acne
What are some things a Chemical Peel will NOT do?
Chemical peel will not remove medium or deep acne scars and will not clear skin from acne if used as a stand-alone procedure.
What combo treatments include Chemical Peels?
Any combination therapy for skin rejuvenation may include a chemical peel if medically indicated and if chemical peels are appropriate for a skin of a given Client. If skin is very sensitive, chemical peels are not used. Examples of effective combos for skin rejuvenation include chemical peels + microdermabrasion, chemical peels + photofacials, etc.
What is the Chemical Peel treatment session like?
Upon examining your particular skin condition by our Skin Care Therapist, will cleanse the skin, apply protective eye pads, and gently distribute a prescribed peel solution using a special brush. The peel will stay on your skin for a determined period of time (between 3 and 5 minutes) or until the end point of the treatment will be reached. Then, the peel on the surface of your skin will be neutralized, and the chemical removed from the skin by rinsing it thoroughly. At the end of the session, a gentle moisturizer will be applied to your skin and in the case of your face or neck a sun block will be applied as well.
What are the side effects of Chemical Peels?
For the Fruit and Glycolic peels used in the clinic, the expected side effect is a sensation of tingling to the skin during the application, and a perception of skin tightness. Your face may be minimally pink for several hours after a treatment. With special care, there are no other expected side effects.
Can start my treatments with strong Chemical Peels?
Everyone is started on Chemical Peels using a step-up approach and this requires that strength of peels will be gradually increased. A response of your skin to a peel applied previously will guide us in stepping-up your treatments.
How many Chemical Peels do I need?
You will be advised during your consultation as to the number of sessions. Usually 4-8 sessions are needed for a significant effect, depending on your condition and your skin. Treatments are usually offered every 10-14 days or as needed.
Are there any ‘pre treatment’ instructions I need to follow?
You should stop any exfoliation procedures performed at home at least one week before your peel and you must wear a sun block at all times. You must stop use any cream containing retinol or hydroquinone at least 7 days before your first peel.