Are you looking for a way to get a healthy and vibrant complexion? A chemical peel may be your answer. This facial treatment will give you a refreshed, illuminated appearance. Certain factors can impact the skin, such as sun damage, an uneven skin tone, a change in skin texture, acne scars or fine lines and wrinkles. Through a deep exfoliation process, our chemical peels focus on retrieving younger-looking skin that sits underneath the outer layer of the skin.
The primary purpose of a chemical peel is to provide the skin with a rejuvenated and enhanced appearance, which is achieved by removing layers of defective or damaged skin; in other words, exfoliation plays a significant role. You'll notice results when the skin's complexion starts to reveal a vibrant and smooth look, which occurs by healthy and new skin cells rising to the surface. A chemical peel helps reduce scarring and pigmentation as well as treating acne, which brings an overall improvement in the skin's texture. Our revivifying chemical peels are here to provide your skin with beautiful, satisfying results!
Chemical Peels Explained
What is a Chemical Peel?
The process that our aestheticians carry out to perform a chemical peel on the skin is through medical grade/pharmaceutical-grade agents. These acids concentrate on exfoliating the skin in a controlled way. Based on the type of chemical peels we offer at MD Skin Lab, they may contain salicylic acid, TCA, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, lactic acid or a blend. MD Skin Lab uses medical-grade skincare products for chemical peel treatments by Skinceuticals and Vivier. A positive about these products is that they contain high-quality ingredients safe for all skin types. Additionally, the products are customized based on each individual's skin concerns. It is important to note that a licensed professional should always perform a chemical peel.
Who Is It For And Am I A Candidate?
A chemical peel is best suited for individuals experiencing aging or problematic skin and looking for a refreshed look. Our chemical peels target skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne, acne scars, sun damage, an uneven skin tone or texture, visible pores, spots in general and wrinkles or fine lines.
Chemical peels are suitable for all skin types and tones. Since three different levels of chemical peels are offered, your physician can help determine which is the right one for your skin goals.
It is worth noting that some individuals are sensitive to the sun, which may be due to taking certain medications. Therefore, we advise that you speak to our aestheticians to ensure that a chemical peel is a suitable treatment for you. We also don't recommend chemical peels for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How Does A Chemical Peel Work?
A solution is thoroughly applied to the facial area to start the chemical peel. As a part of the procedure, the skin will undergo an exfoliation process; essentially, the solution will cause a rapid ablation of the top epidermal layers. The peel will aid in revealing a new and fresh level of the skin by removing dead skin cells. The chemical peel also activates the growth of new skin cells leading to glowing skin, fewer wrinkles and a smoother texture. Our chemical peels radically exfoliate the skin on a deeper level, and the names they go by are superficial, medium and deep.
The three types of chemical peels offered are superficial, medium and deep. The difference between these is how deeply each one will exfoliate your skin. The superficial chemical peel aims to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, while the medium and deep chemical peels penetrate damaged or problematic skin on a deeper level. Additionally, there are certain peels that contain ingredients that specifically target acne, such as a Jessner’s Peel. Your aesthetician will help determine the best option for you.
Additional benefits of a chemical peel include reduced hyperpigmentation, including melasma, an improved appearance of acne and surgical scars, a reduced appearance in fine lines and overall brightness in the skin. Your aesthetician can help determine what chemical peel best suits you based on your skin goals.
What Areas Can Be Treated With A Chemical Peel?
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
Yes, they are and are also low-risk. Choosing a clinic like MD Skin Lab, where you work with a trusted aesthetician, is essential.
We recommend discussing any concerns with your aesthetician, such as any medical treatments you are undergoing or any medications that may interfere with your chemical peel treatment.
What Happens During An Appointment?
At a chemical peel appointment at MD Skin Lab, your aesthetician will greet you and discuss your unique skin needs. It is important to mention any personal medical-related information during this appointment. From there, your aesthetician will help you determine the best chemical peel tailored to your skin goals. Additionally, you will receive a post-treatment care guide.
How Long Will A Chemical Peel Treatment Take?
A chemical peel would take between 30-60 minutes. This depends on the type of chemical peel you select.
What Does The Treatment Feel Like?
Each patient has a unique experience, as skin and peel types impact your overall experience. Please note that it is normal to experience mild tingling, itching and warming sensations; this is the chemical peel doing its job.
What Can I Expect After A Treatment?
After your appointment, you will see healthier and smoother skin. You may experience redness, peeling and mild irritation, which can last a few days upto 1-2 weeks. The majority of peeling should subside by day 5 depending on the strength of the peel. At MD Skin Lab, we always recommend keeping your skin moisturized and avoiding sun exposure. We recommend applying regular SPF 30+. The aftercare instructions will be reviewed thoroughly by our Aesthetician.
How Many Appointments Will I Need, And When Will I See The Results?
Your skin goals determine the number of appointments you need, which your aesthetician will help you decide.
One appointment may do the trick if you want to achieve a healthy glow and rejuvenated appearance; however, if you're going to revitalize your skin for specific skin conditions such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation or skin aging, 3 to 6 chemical peels are best.
A deep chemical peel may only require 1 to 2 treatments.
You will experience smoother skin texture and tighter pores right after your treatment. Other results will take several weeks to months to become noticeable, including a reduction in pigmentation, wrinkles and acne scars. Patience and proper skin maintenance are vital.
It’s worth noting that patients prefer adding chemical peels as an add-on to other treatments such as microneedling and facials to boost its results.
What Is The Difference Between A Chemical Peel And Microneedling?
Chemical peels and microneedling are both cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of the skin, but they work in different ways and have different effects.
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the outer layers of the skin to peel away, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin underneath. Chemical peels can treat various skin concerns, including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone.
Microneedling, on the other hand, involves using a device with small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing response, which can stimulate collagen and elastin production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Microneedling can also be used to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.
In general, chemical peels are better suited for treating surface-level skin concerns; meanwhile, microneedling is better for deeper skin concerns and improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. However, the specific treatment that's right for you will depend on your skin concerns and goals, so it's best to consult a qualified skincare professional at MD Skin Lab to determine the best course of action for your needs.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
Once the chemical peel is neutralized, any discomfort you experience will usually subside within a few minutes. In terms of the downtime involved, you may encounter some redness which is normal, itchiness, tightness and skin peeling. The downtime can be anywhere from 2 to 5 days, depending on the strength of the peel. If a medium or deep chemical peel has been applied, complete skin restoration may take a little longer.