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3 Things To Know Before Chemical Peels

Posted on May 12, 2022 Skin Care

Model gazing at the cameraThere are several factors to consider before determining if a chemical peel is the right cosmetic procedure for you. First, one should know what a chemical peel treatment really is and how it can impact them. Depending on what you are seeking to cosmetically improve about your face, chemical peels may or may not be right for you. Often used as a popular skin care procedure to repair damaged skin, there are three things you should know before pursuing this cosmetic treatment.

  1. What Are Chemical Peels?
    Chemical peel treatment is often used as a facial skin care treatment aimed at revitalizing and rejuvenating your overall skin appearance and health. Composed of a high-quality chemical solution, chemical peels are able to help remove the outer layer of dull or damaged skin. At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery, our team offers chemical peels that differ from the traditional facials that patients can find virtually anywhere. Our practice’s chemical peels are made up of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. With our high-end products, the results can be very effective and have more noticeable results.
  2. What Is the Chemical Peel Process Like?
    At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery, our licensed medical aesthetician, Beth Walker, handles the entire process of chemical peel treatment. The full procedure is very straightforward and only requires one visit per treatment. First, the patient’s skin is cleansed and then a specific chemical solution is placed on his or her face for several minutes in order for the product to set into the top layers of skin. Once the solution is washed off from the face, patients are free to leave with results expected to appear within several days. Initially, patients will notice some redness on the targeted areas where skin may then begin to peel. Facial skin peeling is a good sign that the chemical peel is working.
  3. What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
    There is a full range of benefits that chemical peel treatment can bring to your face and your skin. Benefits can include the improvement of aged or dull skin, the revitalization of any damaged skin, and providing a natural resurgence of healthier and brighter skin. Results will likely begin to show within the first week of treatment after noticeable redness and skin peeling have subsided. Oftentimes, patients are given skin care products to take home that will prolong the rejuvenating results of their chemical peel. Chemical peels can be used to address acne breakouts, oily skin, blackheads, scarring, wrinkles, rough skin, unbalanced pigmentation, sun damage, dry or irritated skin, and even precancerous skin cells.

If you want to know more about chemical peel treatment or about general facial skin care procedures and tips, contact our practice today!