Chemical Peels give your skin the chance to hit the reset button. Whether you’re looking to treat acne, wrinkles, fine lines, or even out any skin imperfections, this multipurpose treatment allows your skin to shed off damaged skin cells and replace them with new ones. Now, do Chemical Peels Hurt? This is a question we get asked often. Continue reading for more information on this transformation treatment.
WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS?
Chemical Peels exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin to encourage cellular turnover to promote a healthier new layer of skin. By shedding old skin cells you’re getting rid of built up damage and bacteria on the skin. The skin will be left more plump, smooth, clear and glowing.
DO CHEMICAL PEELS HURT?
A Chemical Peel is one of the quickest treatments you can receive. We call it the “lunch break” treatment because you can be in and out in 30 minutes or less. Some experience a slight stinging sensation during the treatment but it only lasts for a few minutes. Our aestheticians typically fan your skin after to help minimize any discomfort.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME FOR CHEMICAL PEELS?
Depending on the strength of the chemical peel, patients will usually start peeling within 48 hours and continue for the next 7-10 days. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect after a treatment:
First few hours: flushed skin, tingling, mild sunburn sensation
First few days: Redness, dryness, tightness and some irritation can occur
Day 2 and 3: the skin will begin to flake and peel. The degree of peeling depends on the person and the type of peel (don’t touch or help with the peeling process)
Day 3 and 4: The skin may appear darker (this is normal)
Day 5 and 6: The skin will begin to appear brighter and clearer
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL PEELS?
The best part about Chemical Peels is that they can directly improve skin tone, texture, acne and acne scarring. The process of removing the top layer of skin with a specialized chemical solution kills off built up bacteria in the pores and sheds the old layer of skin to reveal healthier skin. This will result in a smooth and clear complexion.
HOW MANY CHEMICALS PEEL DO I NEED?
It’s common for patients to receive a series of 4 to 6 peels spaced a few weeks apart, but everyone’s journey is different. You may be recommended to receive a stronger peel based on your unique skin concerns and goals. Discuss with your provider to see if a light, medium, or deep peel would be best for your skin!
READY TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT?
We’re excited to have you at Images Med Spa to begin your skin journey! You’re going to love your results from a Chemical Peel treatment. We can’t wait to see you at the spa!