Do I Need a Chemical Peel?

From injectables and specialty facials to high-end cleansers and serums, there is a neverending list of things to add to your beauty routine. If you follow the latest beauty trends, you know that chemical peels are one of the best treatments for skin resurfacing.

At Impressions MediSpa, we offer a variety of chemical peels that lead to youthful, glowing skin. We use our chemical peels to address fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and other skin issues. In this blog, our skin experts have outlined how to add a chemical peel to your skincare regimen.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is what it sounds like: a cosmetic resurfacing procedure that causes the outermost layer of the skin to peel. Once a chemical solution is applied, a fresh layer of glowing skin is revealed. Chemical solutions typically include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol).

However, there are many different types of chemical peels. Both deep and superficial peels act as supercharged exfoliants that reveal fresh, vibrant, smoother skin after a few days of healing. We can customize these skin resurfacing treatments to target specific treatment areas with varying intensity. 

At Impressions MediSpa, we can help you determine which chemical peel best suits your needs and skincare goals.

What are the Typical Results of a Chemical Peel?

While chemical peels produce results after one treatment, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and other pigmentation still take time to minimize. Of course, patients should not expect to look like they had major cosmetic surgery following a peel. Our patients often see a noticeable improvement in skin texture and tone after one to two peels.

Since chemical peels work slowly and gently, it often takes a sequence of treatments for patients to reach their desired results. Most patients have achieved their desired result within three to six peels. 

Is There Any Recovery Time?

The side effects of chemical peels are relatively minor and contained in the treated area. Initially, patients may be a little pink and puffy while they peel for three to five days. Patients who choose to wear makeup can do so the day following treatment. There’s no need to take time off of work to heal.

It’s essential that patients diligently wear sunscreen for at least a week post-treatment. Those who will spend more than a few minutes outdoors should also wear hats and limit sun exposure, as skin is very sensitive and more prone to sun damage immediately following a peel.

How Do I Know if a Chemical Peel Is Right For Me?

Schedule a consultation if you want to change your skin but need help figuring out where to start. We’ll discuss your areas of concern so that we can create tailored recommendations for your goals. With laser treatments, injectables, microneedling, chemical peels, and more, our skin care experts will develop the perfect beauty routine for you!

Contact us today to start your journey to beautiful, radiant skin.