Having radiant skin every day isn’t easy, and even the healthiest lifestyle and skincare regimen can leave you with a dull or ruddy complexion. A chemical peel, one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed around the world, is one of the simplest and most effective treatments for achieving radiant skin. Not only can you expect smoother and clearer skin, but chemical peels can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pigment. If you’re looking for a ‘lift’ to your appearance without expensive surgery, a chemical peel Stockton could be the secret path to more youthful looking skin.
Chemical Peel Benefits at Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center:
• Can reduce or improve blotchy patches
• Improves the appearance of sun damage
• Improves uneven skin tone, age spots, and dark spots
• Acne management
• Removes stubborn blackheads
• Reduces the appearance of large pores
• Can lighten sun damaged skin
• Low downtime
• Smoother skin
• Age spot improvement
• Quick and easy
• Improved collagen growth
• Better skin quality and texture
Chemical Peel Before and After Photos
Chemical Peel – Frequently Asked Questions
Does a chemical peel hurt?
A chemical peel may feel a little stingy for a few minutes but using a fan during the treatment stops the feeling.
Is it normal to not peel after a chemical peel?
You may not necessarily see visible peeling after a chemical peel, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see results. Sometimes the particles being shed are so small that you can’t see them.
How long does it take for a chemical peel to heal?
Superficial chemical peels take about 1 to 7 days to heal, and medium peels take about 7 to 14 days to heal. Deep chemical peels take about 2 weeks to heal.
Does a chemical peel help acne and acne scars?
Yes, chemical peels can help with acne and acne scars. A chemical peel works beneath the surface of the skin to turn over new skin cells and promote new skin cell growth, which can help to treat and manage acne and lessen the appearance of acne scars over time. Whether you have discoloration or pock marks from past acne, chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of multiple types of acne scarring.
Does a chemical peel lighten skin and help with uneven skin tone?
Some ingredients in chemical peels can help to lighten excess pigment in skin. Some of the ingredients that help with pigment are hydroquinone, arbutin, kojic acid, and azelaic acid.
Does a chemical peel help wrinkles?
Yes, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, as the smoother skin underneath heals and grows, your skin looks younger. Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths and types.
Does a chemical peel remove facial hair?
No, a chemical peel does not remove facial hair.
Does a chemical peel remove freckles?
Freckles are very deep in the skin and a peel may only lighten them. An ablative laser treatment may go deep enough to remove freckles, but there will be a 10 day to 2 week downtime with an ablative laser treatment such as a fractional CO2 laser.
Does a chemical peel get rid of skin discoloration, uneven skin tone, age spots, and dark spots?
Yes, a chemical peel can be used to improve the appearance of skin discoloration such as melasma, sun-damaged skin, and age spots, it can improve uneven skin tone, and can also be used to lighten dark spots.
Does a chemical peel get rid of blackheads?
Yes, a chemical peel will help to get rid of stubborn blackheads. A peel is a great way to “increase cell turnover and prevent blocked pores, which help to leave the skin clear and decongested.”
Does a chemical peel help with large pores?
A chemical peel helps to promote cellular turnover, clarifies the skin, and reduces the appearance of large pores. A chemical peel cannot change the size of your pores, it can, however, make them less noticeable. Chemical peels increase the collagen in the skin which also helps your skin look firmer, thus minimizing the appearance of pores.
How often should I have a chemical peel?
Many individuals find that a peel performed every four to six weeks gives optimal results.