What to Expect During a Chemical Peel Treatment

Unlocking the secret to radiant, rejuvenated skin has never been more accessible than through the transformative power of a chemical peel.

This time-honored skincare treatment has stood the test of time, evolving to offer tailored solutions that cater to a wide array of skin concerns.

Whether you’re contemplating your first chemical peel or seeking deeper insights into what the process entails, you’re in the right place to learn what to expect during this revitalizing skin therapy.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a dermatological procedure designed to improve the appearance of the skin by applying a chemical solution that causes the top layers of the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off.

Once the old, damaged skin cells are removed, a smoother, more vibrant layer of skin is revealed underneath.

Chemical peels range from superficial peels, which target the outermost layer of skin, to medium or deep chemical peels, which penetrate further to address more significant concerns such as deeper lines and wrinkles.

Advantages of Chemical Peels

The benefits of chemical peels are vast, offering not only a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles but also improvements in skin texture, tone, and clarity.

They can effectively treat a variety of skin issues, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage

Chemical peels are a versatile treatment option, and they also stimulate collagen production, promoting long-term skin health and youthfulness.

What To Expect During a Chemical Peel Treatment

As you prepare for your chemical peel session, understanding what the treatment involves will help you feel more comfortable and ensure the best possible outcome:

Consultation and Skin Assessment

Your treatment begins with a thorough consultation, where our expert provider will assess your skin type, discuss your concerns, and determine the most suitable type of chemical peel for your needs. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment addresses your specific concerns effectively.

Preparation of the Skin

Prior to your appointment, stop any retinol and retinoic acids for 3-5 days. Before applying the peel, your skin will be cleansed to remove any oils and to prepare it for the chemical solution. This step is crucial for ensuring that the peel penetrates evenly and effectively.

Application of the Chemical Solution

The chosen chemical solution is then carefully applied to the skin. You may feel a tingling or warming sensation as the peel works to remove damaged skin cells. The specific type of peel used will determine the intensity of these sensations.

Monitoring and Neutralization

Your skincare specialist will closely monitor your skin’s response to the peel to ensure safety and comfort. Depending on the type of peel, it may be neutralized and removed after a specific period, or it may be designed to self-neutralize.

Post-Peel Care and Recovery

After the peel, your skin will be more sensitive, particularly to sun exposure. You’ll be advised on how to care for your skin post-treatment, which may include:

  • Using gentle skincare products
  • Applying sunscreen diligently
  • Avoiding direct sunlight

Superficial peels may require minimal downtime, while medium or deep peels may necessitate a more significant recovery period. Refrain from using retinol and retinoic acids for at least 5 days after treatment.

At Allure Aesthetics & Medical Spa in Fayetteville, NC, we’re committed to providing our clients with customized, state-of-the-art skincare treatments, including chemical peels tailored to meet your unique needs.

If you’re ready to experience the transformative benefits of a chemical peel and reveal a more radiant, youthful complexion, contact us today to schedule your consultation!