Many people may hear the term “chemical peel” and think of red skin, thanks to ‘90s television and the intensity of the word “peel” in the name. Most famously, Sex and the City’s Samantha’s facial gone wrong left chemical peels with a bad reputation and put many people off the skin treatment for good. While facial treatments have come a long way since the ’90s, with the introduction of PRP facials, laser facials, and more, many aesthetics providers still thank chemical peels for providing their clients smooth, glowing skin.
A chemical peel is a non-surgical treatment that can be done on the face, neck, or hands and helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and improve various skin conditions such as acne and melasma. When receiving a chemical peel, our providers will first start by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove excess oil, cover your eyes and hair, and then apply the chemical peel solution to your skin. Chemical peels work by creating a chemically induced blister on targeted outer layers of damaged skin, allowing that top layer to peel off, removing damaged, dull, and dead skin cells. This exposes the healthy skin underneath, which is usually smoother and less wrinkled. It also stimulates collagen and enables fresh skin cells to generate. The process is relatively painless, with minimal to no downtime, and usually takes 30-45 minutes, leaving you fresh-faced with glowing skin.
Are you hoping to improve the overall look of your skin and restore your youthful glow while minimizing sun damage, melasma, acne, or other skin concerns? Schedule a consultation with the experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today to get started on the road to rejuvenated skin!