What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure in which a skin-safe chemical solution is applied to the skin to exfoliate and improve its texture, tone, and appearance. With varying peel depths to address different skin concerns, it eliminates the outermost layer of skin, resulting in the regeneration of new, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

Who is a Good Candidate for Chemical Peel?

Good candidates for a chemical peel typically have specific skin concerns and conditions that can benefit from this treatment. They include individuals who:

  • Have concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, sun damage, or age spots
  • Generally have healthy skin and are not currently experiencing significant skin infections, lesions, or open wounds
  • Understand the potential benefits and limitations of chemical peels
  • Chemical peels are suitable for various skin types, but the choice of peel and its intensity should match the individual's skin type and concerns

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin's surface. Acids like glycolic lactic, salicylic, or trichloroacetic acid, which are present in this solution, dissolve the outermost layer of aging or damaged skin. The amount of exfoliation depends on the depth of the peel. A smoother, more even complexion is the consequence of the old skin peeling off, which encourages the formation of new skin cells.

Chemical peels can treat a number of skin issues, such as sun damage, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and acne scars, leaving behind skin that is renewed and revitalized.

At MD Treatment Lounge we offer the PCA SKIN® Perfecting Peel suitable for all skin types, particularly those with acne/breakout prone skin, discolouration, and aging skin.

This gentle AHA solution smooths surface texture, fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to improve the appearance of break-outs and discolouration. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for all skin types and conditions.

Our medical professional may also recommend layering other products and serums to enhance the experience and results of your treatment to achieve a brighter, more radiant complexion.

PCA SKIN® Perfecting Peel Benefits:

Ingredients:

  • Indian gooseberry
  • Silymarin

Key Ingredients:


The Chemical Peel Procedure

Cleanse

Our medical professional will thoroughly cleanse your skin with an agent that removes excess oils, making sure that your eyes and hair are protected.

Prep/Degrease

Using a hydrating toner, your skin will be degreased.

Treat

After selecting the appropriate peel type and depth, the chemical solution will be applied to your skin and will remain on the skin for a specified duration. After, we will neutralize the peel and remove the solution.

Hydrate & Protect

An appropriate broad spectrum SPF and other post-peel products will be applied to calm, hydrate, soothe and protect the skin from UVA / UVB exposure.

Post-Treatment Care

For chemical peels, Post-Treatment Care is necessary to promote appropriate healing and maximize outcomes. Depending on the kind and extent of the peel, the particular directions may change, however the following post-care recommendations are generally applicable:

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Common Questions

Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve your appearance by improving the tone and texture of your skin. They are most commonly performed on the face, neck or hands and help reduce or improve:

  • Fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth and wrinkling caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors
  • Certain types of acne
  • Mild scarring
  • Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, uneven skin coloring
  • Precancerous scaly spots called actinic keratosis
  • Rough skin, scaly patches, dull complexion
  • Dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills

Yes, there are different types and strengths of chemical peels, including superficial, medium, and deep peels, each catering to specific skin issues.

Most people experience a mild stinging or burning sensation during the procedure, which can be managed with topical numbing or cooling agents.

The procedure typically lasts around 15-30 minutes, depending on the type and depth of the peel.

Recovery time varies by peel type but can range from a few days to a couple of weeks. Superficial peels usually have minimal downtime.

Chemical peels are ideal for people who:

  • Have a history of abnormal skin scarring
  • Have extra coloring in your scars
  • Have skin conditions or take medications that make your skin more sensitive
  • Can't stay out of the sun for the healing period

Chemical Peel Recap

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Treatment Length

15-30 minutes

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Different Peels Have Different Results

Light Peels: 1-2 Months

Medium Peels: 2-4 Months

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Discomfort Level

2/10

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Each individual’s treatment, results and/or discomfort level may vary based upon the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, as well as the service provider’s judgment and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks and benefits and other relevant information. Results cannot be guaranteed.