When it comes to treatments to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and increase the vibrancy of your skin’s appearance, there is no shortage of options. One of those options is a chemical peel.
What is a Chemical Peel?
As the name suggests, a chemical peel involves the application of a mild acid to the surface of your skin that will gently exfoliate.
What is a Chemical Peel Used For?
- Smoother texture
- Collagen stimulation
- Reduction of fine lines
- More even pigmentation
- Decrease in appearance of pores
- Unclog pores
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
Although chemical peels can sting, a sensation that we call “spiciness,” they are not painful. The acid that we use is very mild, and while you may experience discomfort, the discomfort will lessen as your skin adjusts to the treatment.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
After your treatment, you may experience some redness and irritation. However, your provider will likely suggest a cream or gel to minimize the irritation. Some peels are “lunchtime” procedures, meaning they have no downtime and no physical peeling. Other peels can give you up to a week of peeling.
Generally, it will take several treatments to see noticeable improvements. At your consultation, your provider will be able to give you a realistic time frame during which you can see improvements.
Who is a Candidate?
While chemical peels are an effective treatment, they are not for everyone. For example, pregnant or nursing women or those with cut or broken skin, eczema, skin disease, and sunburns should not get a chemical peel.
To determine whether you are a candidate for a chemical peel, your provider at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center will discuss your health history and your cosmetic goals. In addition to this, you will receive a thorough skin examination before being approved for a chemical peel.
If you want younger looking skin, our expert dermatology team will give you a thorough skin examination and create a personalized treatment plan.
Chemical Peels We Offer:
The Jessner peel is a medium-depth chemical peel comprised of multiple acids that works to even skin tone, reduce the appearance of scarring, smooth fine lines, and treat melasma. As the Jessner peel penetrates more deeply than other light chemical peels, it improves overall skin health by removing and healing skin damage with great results.
ZO® Stimulator Peel:
The ZO® Stimulator peel is the perfect “lunchtime” procedure to help improve the appearance of your skin. Because the ZO® Stimulator peel is a mild, “lunchtime” procedure, you should not experience any redness, irritation, or peeling. Rather, the ZO® Stimulator peel accelerates cellular turnover for a rejuvenation of your overall skin tone and texture with no downtime.
ZO® 3-Step Peel:
The ZO® 3-Step peel is a controlled-depth chemical peel procedure that produces long-lasting results by exfoliating, stimulating, and soothing your skin. Although ZO® 3-Step peels may cause heat and spiciness, they are not painful. The procedure is typically well-tolerated, and while you may experience discomfort, the discomfort will lessen as your skin adjusts to the treatment. As the ZO® 3-Step peel is more intensive peel, you may experience up to a week of peeling. Results will vary based on the strength of the peel and the area to which it is applied.
For the ZO® 3-Step peel, we require patients to be pre-treated.