A chemical peel is a skin treatment that removes a damaged layer of skin to encourage the epidermis to heal itself. During the process, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, this solution aids in peeling off the damaged layer, leaving a smoother, less wrinkled layer of skin underneath. Among the many possible benefits of chemical peel treatments, they are often used to:
- Limit the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging
- Enhance the look and feel of skin
- Treat acne
- Reduce the appearance of some scars
Typically, the best candidates for chemical peels are fair-skinned, light-haired patients, however, patients with darker skin tones can also achieve positive results in many cases. At Mirabella Med Spa, we use a range of cosmetology products, including several from Sesderma, that are well-suited for treating darker skin tones.
After a chemical peel, patients should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen and attempt to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. We recommend a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and limiting outdoor activities to the early morning and evening.
As the chemical peel procedure creates a reaction similar to sunburn, skin redness is a typical side effect. Generally, this redness lasts for three to seven days after the treatment, with the intensity fading as time progresses.
At Mirabella Med Spa, we offer advanced techniques to repair skin damage and give your skin a healthier, more youthful appearance. Our trained and certified staff can guide you through the process of receiving a chemical peel treatment. From your initial consultation to post-procedure recommendations, we’ll ensure that you’re comfortable and in full possession of all of the information that you need to keep your skin happy and healthy. If you’ve been considering a chemical peel, laser skin repair, Botox or tattoo removal, call us today to discuss the many options available at Mirabella Med Spa.