ABOUT CHEMICAL PEELS*
Offering the best in chemical peel aesthetic treatments Absolute Wellness and Aesthetics provides patients with multiple options for an individualized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) that give you healthier, more radiant skin on the face. We offer chemical peel treatments that help to decrease skin flaws including wrinkles, fine lines, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels clear away dead or damaged skin cells using a individualized solution on your skin, which causes the surface layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive technique to make your skin bright and is used for the face, neck, and décollatage.
VARIATIONS OF CHEMICAL PEELS
At Absolute Wellness and Aesthetics we provide chemical peels in various levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients’ skincare goals.
You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.
This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you’ll usually prefer to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also prefer to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and around an hour after chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face peeling and itchy for a week or a few days more. Patients who receive a deep peel typically have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. As this strength of peel is typically a little uncomfortable and we will offer Pro Nox (laughing gas). Most patients do not require Pro Nox but it is available when needed.
Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Absolute can assess your skin in a consultation in our office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates, of both genders, typically have noticeable problems in their skin like scars, rough patches, hyperpigmentation, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your goals.
At your procedure we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Finally, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to a week or more. One of our team members will talk about methods to care for your skin during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring to your delicate skin!