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Chemical Peels

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Learn More About Chemical Peels

What is Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is an in-office procedure in which a chemical solution is topically applied to the skin. Various chemical solutions penetrate differing depths of the skin, which is why we consider some "light" peels and some "deep" peels. Chemical peels help you achieve improvement in texture and tone, lightening of hyperpigmentation, lessening of superficial lines and a healthier, more youthful look and feel with minimal down time. Chemical peels can also be paired with other cosmetic procedures to achieve optimal results.

Am I a candidate for Chemical Peels?

Almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel. Our providers will perform a detailed analysis of your skin and determine which chemical peel, or combination of therapies, is the best treatment for you

How are Chemical Peels performed?

After your skin has been cleansed, a chemical solution to your skin for a certain amount of time, depending on the type of chemical peel being performed. A moisturizing agent or booster along with sunscreen will be applied as a final step. Sunscreen should be worn continuously after treatment as the skin will be more sensitive to sunlight.

What is recovery like after a Chemical Peel?

  • After the chemical peel, your skin may be red and may itch. Try to avoid touching your face. This should subside within 2-3 days.
  • Your skin may feel dry and sensitive. Moisturize your skin regularly with a gentle moisturizer. Use a gentle cleanser.
  • Do not exfoliate, you have already exfoliated with the chemical peel.
  • Do not use any retinoids for two weeks after your peel.
  • If you go outside, you should apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.
  • Do not expose your skin to excessive heat.
  • The peeling may take anywhere from 7-10 days depending on the depth of the peel.
  • You may apply a cool compress as needed.
  • Do not engage in strenuous activity for 2-3 days after treatment.

What is my next step?

Contactus to schedule a consultation with Dr. Guido to see if a chemical peel is the best treatment for you.