Chemical peels are found to be a tried and true skin treatment to effectively achieve a variety of aesthetic needs, and their popularity has spanned decades. The treatment is now more researched and refined than ever, and is said to have even better results than laser imperfection removal.
Medical-grade chemical peels can now be customized to your skin and its needs, and range between superficial to deep level peels depending on which layers of the skin are targeted. You can expect several benefits and enhancements to your skin resulting from a chemical peel procedure.
SkinCeuticals Chemical Peels
Chemical peels improve skin texture and appearance by sluffing off the outer layers of the skin, effectively improving blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin tone. SkinCeuticals, a leading clinical skincare provider, delivers a range of chemical peels with different strengths and acidic formulations ranging from superficial to higher penetrating peels. “Some common acids in chemical peels are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), and trichloroacetic acid (TCA). AHAs are often used to treat signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven texture. BHAs are often used to treat problematic skin concerns such as blemishes, large pores and uneven texture. TCA is often used to treat more advanced visible signs of aging and discoloration caused by sun damage, acne, or hormones. The SkinCeuticals Smart TCA Peel is formulated with 15% TCA and 3% glycolic acid to improve the look of moderate to advancing fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.”
These office-based chemical peels are essential for maintaining and restoring skin’s health and appearance. When performed by a skincare professionals, these exfoliating treatments help resurface the uppermost layer of the skin to reveal new, healthy skin underneath.
The Perfect Derma™ Peel
The Perfect Derma™ Peel is a safe, effective, medium-depth peel for all skin types and ethnicities. This product is virtually painless for clients; it requires no pre-peel preparation on the skin and there is minimal downtime following the treatment.
The Perfect Derma™ Peel is also the only peel to integrate Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which has been shown to simultaneously lighten and brighten the skin, slow common aging processes and help prevent wrinkles.
The Perfect Derma™ Peel helps to:
- Improve the overall clarity, tone and texture of the skin
- Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma
- Improve acneic skin conditions and reduce acne scars
- Stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin
Chemical Peel Treatment Candidates
A chemical peel might be the right choice for you if your skin imperfections are mild to moderate. It is an ideal option if you want to improve the appearance of your skin without going through a more invasive process that requires a longer recovery period.
Many patients with naturally dark skin tones and a history of extensive scarring may not benefit from a chemical peel treatment. You should not undergo this treatment if you have a history of skin diseases or if you take any medications that make your skin more sensitive.
A consultation will be required to communicate your individual needs and desired outcome. Chemical peels can be specifically formulated to target hyperpigmentation, sunspots, freckles, acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.
We will look over your medical records. You may be asked about medical issues, current medications, allergies, and past cosmetic treatments.
There will also be a physical examination. We will examine your skin to decide the best peel for you. Your unique characteristics, like skin tone and skin thickness, will be considered when choosing your chemical peel.
The Treatment Process
A conventional chemical peel takes 20 to 25 minutes. First, a trained staff member will cleanse the skin of the treatment region of any products or dirt.
During the procedure, a mixture of chemicals is applied to the skin, where it works to lift away dead and damaged skin cells on the skin surface. They then stimulate the existing cells to regenerate and produce more collagen. A brief stinging sensation may be felt, which is normal.
Chemical Peel Aftercare
The recovery time from a chemical peel procedure lasts from 3-5 days, during which you can expect minor redness and peeling. You may experience some temporary irritation and flaking as the peel exfoliates away dead skin.
Your skin may temporarily become rough, patchy, and discolored after a TCA chemical peel; this is normal and will pass. The nose and mouth will generally peel first, but peeling can start anywhere. Peeling begins 3 to 4 days after treatment.
A cold compress can be applied to the area being treated as needed to alleviate any discomfort. After treatment, you shouldn’t do anything too strenuous for the next two or three days to keep the inflammation and skin irritation from getting worse.
Your skin will undergo a period of new cell development and will be more susceptible to environmental damage during this time. Keep out of the sun for at least 3 to 6 months following treatment to protect your refreshed skin.
Depending on the depth of the initial peel, you may return for additional sessions. Superficial peels are more likely than deeper peels to require more than one session.
It is recommended that chemical peel treatments be spread out over a few months in order to give your skin enough time to heal and rejuvenate itself in between sessions. We will make a treatment plan for you that takes the condition of your skin into account, along with the goals you want to reach.
Although discoloration and scarring are extremely unlikely side effects of a chemical peel, choosing an experienced medical aesthetics expert will minimize these risks even further.
Contact Us For More Information
For patients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Germantown or anywhere in the greater Milwaukee area that want to learn more about the many benefits of chemical peels treatments, call us today at (262) 313-8375 to schedule a complimentary consultation. It’s time to take the first step toward more radiant skin.
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