What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical skin exfoliating solution is applied to the skin (face, neck, chest, hands, beck etc) to remove the top layers of the epidermis to treat fine lines, wrinkles, discolored/ uneven skin tone and scars.
Benefits of chemical peels
Topical acne treatments can only go so far, and a peel exfoliates deeper. Getting a peel cleanses your skin more thoroughly and reveals a fresh new layer of skin, without the acne. Peels for acne work best when received in a series.
Large pores are a common concern for many, often damaged layer of skin with a peel has the benefit of making pores look smaller.
Erases Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Nothing leaves us stuck in the past as much as lines on the skin. These reminders prevent us from living in—and fully enjoying—the present moment. When fine lines or wrinkles have got you down, peels come to the rescue. These chemical solutions can permanently remove fine lines and ease even the toughest wrinkles.
If sunspots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation are getting in your way, a peel can help. Many clients find that a peel lifts discoloration from the skin for good.
There is an implied permanence with scarring that isn’t accurate. Many scars from acne or anything else recede when exposed to the chemicals found in a peel.
Uneven skin tone and blemishes add a dimension to the skin that many people don’t want. Peels bring balance to the overall texture of the skin.
What you can expect
Before the procedure:
- Avoid using skincare with active ingredients ( retinols, vitamin C, AHA, BHA) for 3-5 days prior to your treatment.
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- Stay hydrated During the procedure
- Skin will be cleasned, and prepped for the treatment. Vaseline will be applied to sensitive areas ( under eyes, around nose, lips, etc)
- Esthetician will use a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge to apply a chemical solution typically containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid. The treated skin will begin to frost(whiten) You might feel mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin.
- Skin will be left to fully dry in between layers, with the maximum amount of 4 layers to be applied.
After the procedure:
After a chemical peel, your skin will be red, tight, irritated or swollen. Follow your Esthetician’s directions for sun protection, cleansing, moisturizing and applying protective ointments to your skin. And avoid picking, rubbing or scratching your skin. It may take several weeks before your skin color returns to normal and you can see the full results of the peel.
For best results, chemical peels would be done in groups of 3, spaced out every 4-6 weeks.
- Gel Peel $89
- Jessner Peel $150