What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure performed in a dermatologist's office to improve the appearance of your skin. You may have heard of Chemical Peels referred to as “lunch time peels” because they require minimal down time.
How does it work?
Chemical peels remove the dull, dead skin cells on the surface of the skin which stimulates young, healthy new skin cells to come to the surface. Multiple peels can stimulate collagen to remodel giving a more even skin texture and tone.
What is it used for?
Chemical peels can make your skin appear healthier and more youthful. They improve the texture of the skin as well as helping fade dark blotches. They can minimize the appearance of brown discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and superficial scars. Acne, oily skin and enlarged pores can improve as well.
What can I expect from a treatment?
In the dermatologist's office, your face will be wiped with pre-cleanse pads and then the chemical will be applied. In about one minute, you will feel a stinging sensation. Within two to three minutes, the discomfort will peak and then quickly resolve. We will then rinse your face with water and apply a moisturizer and chemical-free sunscreen to your skin. Immediately after the peel your face may appear a bit rosy in color. Anywhere from one to five days later your face may start to peel. The amount of peeling can vary from invisible microscopic peeling to more noticeable dry skin flaking. Do not pick the scales because this will lead to possible infection and scarring. We will recommend the peels to be repeated every 2-4 weeks for best results. Your aesthetician may recommend a certain number of treatments based on your skin condition. Most patients begin to see results after three peels.
What types of Chemical Peels do you offer?
We offer Jessners, Salicylic Acid, and TCA peels. Please review our brochure for further details. Serena or Susan, our highly trained medical aestheticians have received extensive training in all of our peels and can recommend the best peel for your skin. Only Dr. Haley can perform medium depth chemical peels. If you are not sure what you need, call for your cosmetic consultation today. (970) 252-7444.
What are the risks and complications?
The procedure is very safe; however, in rare instances there can be extensive peeling, especially if your face is inflamed. Occasionally, dark spots and pigment scarring can occur which will fade over time. If you avoid sun exposure and follow our aftercare instructions, this should not occur. Please tell your doctor if you have a history of cold sores.
When are appointments available?
Our aestheticians are available Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available by request. Call (970) 252-7444 to schedule