Are you considering a chemical peel as a way to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of your skin? If so, chemical peels are a popular treatment for those looking to improve the look and feel of their skin, by removing dead skin cells, and revealing brighter and smoother skin underneath. However, if you’re new to chemical peels, you may have some questions about what to expect during the treatment. Here’s what you need to know before your first chemical peel.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that uses a chemical solution to improve the texture, tone, and appearance of the skin. It works by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother, and healthier-looking skin underneath. Chemical peels have been used for many years to enhance the appearance of the skin and can be a highly effective solution for many different skin concerns.
Chemical peels are designed to penetrate the skin to a specific depth, depending on the type of peel used. The strength of the peel determines how deep it will penetrate, and as a result, how much skin will be removed. There are different levels of chemical peels, ranging from light, medium, and deep. The type of peel you receive will depend on the extent of your skin concerns, your skin type, and your overall health.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are three main types of chemical peels, each with a different depth of penetration and level of intensity. They include:
- Superficial Peels: A mild chemical solution is applied to the skin, which only penetrates the outermost layer of skin. This type of peel is best for those with mild skin concerns, such as sun damage, fine lines, and age spots.
- Medium Peels: A stronger solution is used to penetrate deeper into the skin, resulting in a more intense peel. This type of peel can be used to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more.
- Deep Peels: The strongest type of chemical peel, a deep peel penetrates deeply into the skin, resulting in a more intense peel and more dramatic results. This type of peel is typically only used for those with deep wrinkles and severe skin damage.
Consultation and Preparation
Before your first chemical peel, you’ll have a consultation with a professional aesthetician at Elan Skin. During this consultation, your skin will be assessed, and you’ll be able to discuss your goals and concerns for the treatment. You’ll also be given pre-treatment instructions, which may include avoiding certain skincare products, and avoiding sun exposure before the treatment.
What to Expect During the Treatment
The actual chemical peel treatment takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of peel you’re receiving. During the treatment, the chemical solution will be applied to your skin. You may feel a mild burning sensation, but this should subside quickly. The solution will then be removed, and you’ll be given post-treatment instructions.
Recovery and Results
After your chemical peel, you may experience some redness and peeling, which should subside within a few days. During the recovery period, it’s important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your professional aesthetician at Elan Skin, including avoiding sun exposure, and using a high SPF sunscreen.
The results of your chemical peel will depend on the type of peel you receive, and your skin type. However, you can expect to see an improvement in the look and feel of your skin, with a brighter, smoother, and more even skin tone.
Elan Skin is a leading med spa located in Green Hills, Nashville, offering a range of services, including chemical peels. With a team of experienced and friendly professionals, Elan Skin is dedicated to helping you achieve the healthy, youthful skin you deserve. Renew your skin. Renew yourself. To schedule a consultation or learn more about chemical peels, visit their website.