Chemical peels are an exfoliating skin rejuvenation treatment that diminishes or removes sun damage such as brown spots, age spots or freckles, wrinkles, active acne, redness, discoloration and overall uneven skin tone. Chemical peels promote the growth of new skin and collagen with an improved texture and radiance that is noticeable in just a few days. By sloughing off old skin, the body recreates new skin at a faster rate than usual; the skin actually thickens, stimulating the underlying structure to make more collagen and elastin. Results can be dramatic.
After assessing your skin, our aesthetician will choose the best chemical peel specifically for your skin and desired results. The most popular body areas treated with chemical peels are those most frequently exposed to the sun: face, neck, décolleté (chest) and hands, however, arms, back and legs can also be treated. The basic types of skin rejuvenating chemical peels include Lactic, Salicylic and Glycolic.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a noninvasive, exfoliating treatment that relies on fruit acids, herbs and antioxidants to loosen the “glue” that binds dead cells to the skin’s surface. It increases the production of collagen and improves the appearance of acne, environmental damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The result is smoother, tighter, more hydrated new skin, ultimately leaving you with a clearer, more youthful complexion.
What skin conditions can be treated with a Chemical Peel?
Acne, environmental damage, hyperpigmentation and melasma, fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment normally takes between 30 and 45 minutes, although time varies depending upon the area being treated.
How soon will I see results?
Results can be seen about five to seven days after the first treatment, however a series of treatments is recommended in order to achieve optimal results.
Are there any potential side effects?
Minor irritation of the skin can occur, resulting in slight pinking of the skin. The skin should return to normal color within a few days. The exfoliated skin painlessly peels away, revealing newer, fresher skin.
How do I get started?