Chemical Peels treat many conditions such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and dull aging skin. They work because they are highly acidic, which loosens and removes dead skin cells, and allows healthier skin to come to the surface.
There are many types of peels and they work at different depths. Light peels work on the outer layer of skin while the moderate and deep peels go down into the living tissue. Light peels are good for exfoliating and for unclogging pores as well as increasing new skin production. Moderate to deep peels can reach the living part of the skin and are good for deep wrinkles from sun exposure or is used to treat skin wrinkling around the lips and chin area.
No matter what depth of chemical peel, your skin should look smoother, softer and brighter. Always remember, it is important to protect your skin from the sun.
Obagi Radiance Peel
Instant radiant results for most skin types. A unique blend of salicylic, Glycolic, and Lactic acid to provide a mild peel. Provides tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just one use. Gives superficial exfoliation with little or no downtime. A series of 3 to 4 peels recommended for best results.
A TCA Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients such as tricholoroacetic acid, salicylic acid, Retinoic acid, and vitamin C, suitable for all skin types. This peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation; soften wrinkles and crow’s feet; and stimulate the production of collagen for firmer, more youthful skin. Provides dramatic results with virtually no pain and little downtime.
A medium depth peel – targeted solution to purify blemish prone skin and clear the scars acne leaves behind. With the power of Benzoyl Peroxide and kojic acid, see an improvement of your acne skin in just seven days! A series of peels may be needed to achieve desired results.
The Precision Peel is made from the same synergistic blend of ingredients as the Vi Peel, but at a higher concentration. For a peel that is about 25% stronger than a Vi Peel. Precision is an excellent addition for treating stubborn hyperpigmentation including melasma, actinic keratosis and age spots on hands, arms or chest.
Same Vi Peel with added hydroquinone, kojic acid and hydrocortisone. This Peel is an excellent for treating severe hyperpigmentation including melasma and sun damage. Enjoy even toned skin in about a week!
Obagi Blue Peel
A medium depth TCA Peel – contains Trichloroacetic acid and blue dye with glycerine. This peel is suitable for most skin types. It will visibly improve the appearance of the skin and reduce visible signs of aging and skin discoloration. Achieve tighter, smoother complexion in about 10 days!
Chemical Peel: Deep
A deep chemical peel goes beyond the surface level of your skin, the epidermis, and works on the deeper layer, the dermis, that is responsible for your skin’s elasticity and plumpness. By removing affected skin cells and stimulating the growth of new cells from both the epidermis and dermis, a deep chemical peel provides you with rejuvenated and youthful-looking skin.
Deep chemical peels are ideal for deeper wrinkles such as those around the mouth and chin. At the same time, deep chemical peels also address issues such as scars, uneven skin tone, and pigmentation. You also do not need multiple treatments for deep chemical peels. In turn, you can embrace the look of healthier skin for a longer period.
Chemical Peel: Medium
This type of chemical peel targets the epidermis and affected parts of the dermis. By resurfacing the outer layer of your skin and achieving the same effects for parts of the deeper layer of skin, medium chemical peels give your skin a refreshed appearance, making it look younger and more vibrant.
Medium chemical peels are suitable for treating wrinkles that are more prominent than fine lines, pigmentation that is more evident than a few dark spots, and acne scars that make your skin texture seem uneven. This treatment may require you to undergo additional chemical peels to maintain and further improve your results. The overall wait between these maintenance treatments depends upon your results and overall concerns.
Chemical Peel: Superficial
This type of chemical peel only addresses the epidermis. This treatment is more suitable for issues including but not limited to fine lines, clogged pores, acne, skin dullness, and uneven skin tone. While the results are subtle, the treatments are quick and offer you a swift way to refresh your skin’s appearance and restore its surface-level glow.
If you are concerned about dry, rough, or acne-prone skin, a superficial or light chemical peel might be ideal for you. It is important to note that this approach requires maintenance treatments every few weeks. The duration between these treatments depends upon your skin’s response to the chemical peel as well as the intensity of your aesthetic concerns.
How long does it take for a chemical peel to heal?
The time that your skin requires to heal after a chemical peel depends on the type of chemical peel that you receive. Typically, your skin heals within a week after a superficial chemical peel, within two weeks after a medium chemical peel, and within a few weeks after a deep chemical peel.
During this recovery period, if you do not have noticeable swelling and only experience redness over your skin, you can cover it with cosmetics as suggested by your chemical peel expert. This ensures that you can get back to your professional and personal engagements even as your skin continues to heal after the treatment.
How much does a chemical peel cost?
The cost of your chemical peel depends upon your aesthetic concerns as well as the intensity of the chemical peel that is used to resolve them.
At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, our team holds a detailed consultation with you to understand your aesthetic goals and provide you with cost estimates before your treatment. This makes it easier for you to make an informed decision about your chemical peel treatment.
Who should not get a chemical peel?
You should not get a chemical peel if:
- You are pregnant
- Have underlying conditions that impede skin healing
- Have cardiovascular, kidney, or liver conditions
- Have skin infections that have not fully healed
At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we take your medical history and lifestyle choices into account during our detailed consultation. Afterwards, we can advise if you are a suitable candidate for a chemical peel.
Can you see results after one chemical peel?
Depending upon the type of chemical peel that you get, you can see results after a single chemical peel.
- The full results for a light chemical peel may require multiple treatments
- The ideal outcome of a medium chemical peel may become more visible after a couple of treatments.
- The typical results for a deep chemical peel can be seen after a single treatment with no follow-up peels