A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution that causes a controlled wound on the face. As the treated skin eventually sloughs off, it reveals the underlying regenerated, smoother skin. There are different strengths of chemical peels, ranging from superficial to deep. The stronger the chemicals used, the longer the skin will take to heal. Although the healing process is longer, deep chemical peels can create a dramatic improvement in your appearance.
Skin Conditions Improved by Chemical Peels
Our chemical peels in Aurora can minimize the appearance of:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Irregular skin color
Our team will analyze your skin to determine what strength of chemical peel could produce your desired results. We can also provide information about the frequency of chemical peels to maintain your appearance. Some patients are able to start with a deep peel and then maintain their skin with superficial peels.
Skin Types for Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are suitable for fair-skinned, light-haired people. Those with darker skin may experience uneven skin tone after a peel.
Recovery Times & Results for Chemical Peels
The recovery process for superficial chemical peels can range from 1-3 days. During this time the skin may peel and look red. Medium and deep peels may result in swelling and blisters that heal over the course of 1-3 weeks. It is important to shield your skin from the sun during the healing process. The results from a chemical peel can last 1-2 months, so we may recommend that you repeat the process every 4-6 weeks to maintain your appearance.
Free Skin Evaluation
When you come in for your free skin evaluation, our team will assess your current skin condition, discuss your goals and let you know if a facial, chemical peel or jelly mask is right for you. Contact us today.