During a treatment, a patient’s chosen chemical peel is applied and left on for a set amount of time. Once it has done its work, the peel is neutralized and cleaned off. Some results will be visible right away, while others will develop over time. In general, peels are good for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone, fading scars, and reducing the appearance of large pores. They can also help with certain conditions, such as acne.
For patients concerned about discomfort during their chemical peel session, and for those choosing more intense peels, we provide a numbing cream to decrease sensitivity in the area. Every person tolerates discomfort in a unique way, so we will work with you in advance and during your session to make the process as pleasant as possible.
The effects of a chemical peel are very similar to the results of a sunburn: Your skin will likely appear red and feel irritated for days after a session. The outermost layer can also begin to flake away. Depending on the peel applied, these effects can last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Take particular care of your skin during this time, protecting it from the elements and enjoying a good diet with exercise and plenty of water.