FAQ’s About Chemical Peels

Thinking about getting a peel? The info below will help you learn more about the chemical peel treatment process, as well as what to do to protect your results.

Q: What Is It Like to Get a Chemical Peel?

A: During treatment, you might feel a tingling or stinging sensation. For deeper peels, we may give you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After treatment, you can expect to see some redness, much like a sunburn. You will also experience skin peeling that will last for several days following treatment. Discomfort and peeling are greater with deeper peels.

Q: What are My Options?

A: We offer different levels of chemical peels to treat a broad range of skin types and concerns. Your options for peels range from mild to intensive in strength to achieve your aesthetic goals. At your personal consultation, we will help you decide which peel is best for you.

Q: What is Recovery Like?

A: Depending on treatment, you may have no downtime at all or allow your skin to heal for a few days before returning to daily activities. In general, the deeper the peel, the greater the recovery time needed. It is crucial to protect your skin from the sun while recovering from a chemical peel. Your skin will be very sensitive during this time, and any sun exposure may cause permanent damage or discoloration.

Q: How Often Will I Need Treatment?

A: Some patients are satisfied with the results after one peel. However, others may choose to repeat treatment after several weeks to further enhance their results; we’ll work with you to devise a skin care plan that best restores your natural beauty.

Q: What is the Difference Between a Chemical Peel and a Facial?

A: In many ways, peels and facials are alike: both involve an application of a specific blend of ingredients to the skin’s surface, with the goal of improving the skin’s texture and appearance. The main distinction is that chemical peels remove the outer layers of skin using a chemical solution, while facials typically involve a more gentle conditioning treatment.

Thus, chemical peels are usually better for removing scars, age spots, and fine lines, while facials provide a more general boost in skin tone. Additionally, a peel can be very effective on isolated areas, while facials typically are performed on the entire face.

Learn more at a free consultation

If you’re interested in learning which peel is best for you, call us! At your consultation, our aesthetic services team will evaluate your skin, discuss your goals, and help you design a personalized treatment plan.