FAQ's of Chemical peels
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, designed to improve hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, uneven skin texture and tone, acne, scaring, and fine lines.
How long does a chemical peel take?
Chemical peels are quick and typically take around 30 minutes.
Does a chemical peel hurt?
The amount of discomfort varies on the type of chemical peel that is administered. Some chemical peels are not considered painful, while others cause mild discomfort. During a chemical peel, the skin may feel somewhat sun burnt, with some tightness.
When will I begin to see results from a chemical peel?
Initial results from a chemical peel can be seen from 5-10 days. Full results can be seen two weeks after treatment.
How long do results from a chemical peel last?
Improvements from a chemical peel can be seen for many years after treatment. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of SPF+, avoided sun exposure and with the correct at home skincare maintenance.
What areas can I treat with a chemical peel?
Chemical peels can be used on any part of the body. The most popular areas are the face, neck & chest.
Is there any downtime associated with a chemical peel?
There may be some downtime required, depending on the strength of the chemical peel. Typically peeling can last anywhere between 3-7 days. This varies between patients. Some patients prefer to be treated towards the end of the week so that they have the weekend to recover.
How many chemical peels will I need?
Results can be seen after one treatment, but the exact amount of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Generally, 2‐3 treatments are advised, but more may be indicated for some individuals.
Are there any side effects or possible risks to chemical peels?
Like any medical procedure, there are some risks to chemical peels. During your consultation your provider will determine which chemical peel is right for you. If you experience any worrisome results, please call your medical provider immediately.
Who is NOT a candidate for chemical peels?
Patients with certain medical conditions may not be a candidate for chemical peels. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not candidates for chemical peels.