What is a Chemical Peel?
LifeHope Healing Med Spa offers a variety of chemical peels that require little to no downtime. These chemical peels deliver instant results and long-lasting benefits for all skin types, ethnicities, and skin conditions. These revolutionary peel treatments are the first to combine the benefits of a chemical peel with the convenience of a one-step, in-office procedure. Our chemical peels are safe, effective, and easy to use and can be customized to each individual’s skin type and needs.
A chemical peel is an acid-based exfoliating and resurfacing treatment that can remove the superficial layers of skin without harming the deeper layers, leaving your skin with a smoother and more radiant-looking appearance.
Dead skin cells are shed every 28 days, revealing new skin cells underneath. Sometimes, this process slows down, resulting in dull, dry skin and clogged pores. Dead skin cells are removed from the skin’s surface with chemical peels. They peel away the uppermost layers of dead skin with a chemical peel, resulting in healthier, smoother, brighter, and more radiant skin. Also, a peel can improve the texture of your skin and correct discoloration.
Depending on the ingredients used, different peels are available at LifeHope Healing Med Spa. There are chemical peels that work superficially, while others penetrate deeper into the skin. It would be best to remember that certain chemical peels exfoliate more than others, so choose the peel that is right for your skin type.
Our skin experts at our LifeHope Healing Med Spa will assess your skin first to identify what type of skincare treatment and products would work best for you. This will ensure that you get the proper treatment to improve the overall health of your skin.
How does it work?
Chemical peels increase the skin’s cell turnover rate, bring new skin cells to the surface, diminish dark spots and breakouts, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful and radiant appearance. An acid-based solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells from the face, neck, and hands. This removes the old skin, leaving newer and smoother cells. The client may feel a tingling, itching, or burning sensation for a short time after treatment, but this will subside in no time.
Chemical peels are among the most popular treatments for improving the appearance of your skin. They are easy to use, give excellent results with minimal recovery time, and do not require invasive procedures. They are safe for most skin types.
What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?
Removing dead skin stimulates collagen, which is essential for plump, youthful skin. The primary benefits of your peel will depend on the chemical peel used. Aestheticians can apply chemical peels to the neck, chest, and hands, although they are typically used on the face.
Some of the benefits of chemical peels include:
- Reduces or eliminates hyperpigmentation, melasma, and acne
- Removes sun damage, softens fine lines & wrinkles, minimizes the appearance of pores
- Gives your skin a healthy glow
- Helps in improving the overall clarity, tone, and texture of the skin
- It can be done on any part of the body, like the hands, neck, chest, etc.
- Increases the skin’s cell turnover rate making the skin look more youthful, vibrant, and healthy.
- Not only treats but also prevents breakouts
Is it safe for everyone to get a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are not advised for people who have recently undergone laser treatments as it may cause side effects like burns, scarring, or redness. It is not safe for pregant women or that are breast feeding.
How much does a Chemical Peel cost?
We offer a variety of chemical peels such as Vi Peel, PCA and the Perfect Peel at LifeHope Healing Med Spa. The costs of the chemical peel vary depending on the peel you choose. We can determine how much your chemical peel will cost after a consultation in which we will create a custom plan to correct your skin concerns.
How long does a chemical peel take?
Performing a chemical peel takes just a few minutes from start to finish. A chemical peel can be performed alone but is usually performed in conjunction with a facial, adding time to the process.
Are there any side effects?
The potential complications of a chemical peel include burning, itching, redness, swelling, and temporary darkening (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) for patients with darker skin tone. Therefore, patients should only receive these treatments from a highly trained aesthetic provider specializing in treating darker skin tones.
Is there any downtime?
Depending on the chemical peel you get, there may be downtime. After a peel, you may experience some dryness, mild redness, or irritation for four to seven days. It is also common for chemical peels to cause the skin to shed and flake.
How long will it take to see results?
You can start seeing the results a day or two after treatments with chemical peels. New cells will come to the surface of your skin as the old cells slough off over time.
How should I prepare for a chemical peel?
To minimize the risk of an adverse reaction, you should stop using topical retinoids (e.g., Retin-A) for 7 days before the procedure. You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day after the procedure.