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What Is a Chemical Peel? The Reasons that Will Make You Adore Them

Chemical peel treatment in progress.

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a smooth, radiant complexion, a chemical peel might be just what you need. This cosmetic procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove its outer layer and promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

There are many different kinds of chemical peels, and they vary in terms of intensity. The decision regarding which one might be a good option for you will depend on your skin type, your skin concerns, and the kind of treatment you’re looking for (a skin refresh vs an advanced treatment with more dramatic results).
If you’re unfamiliar with this kind of skincare, consider this blog post your crash course on chemical peels. We’ll go over some of the different kinds of chemical peels on the market, their uses, safety, and recovery times. At the same time, we’ll explore the many benefits of peels that might make you want to book a consultation with a spa practitioner today.

Which skin issues do chemical peels treat?

Here’s your first reason to love chemical peels: no matter what skin problem you’re dealing with, chances are there’s a chemical peel that can help you. Let’s look at a few of the options that are available at Complexion Med Spa & Aesthetics.

Chemical peel results.
Chemical peel treatment in progress.

Safety & recovery times

Now that we’ve covered how chemical peels can help with a number of skin problems and leave you with a healthy complexion, it’s time to move on to the second reason to love chemical peels: they are safe and, in general, don’t require much recovery time.

For light chemical peels, you can expect your skin to be fully recovered within a few days or a week of the procedure. During the recovery time, your skin may appear slightly lighter or darker; don’t worry, these changes are normal and temporary.

Medium chemical peels also have short recovery times, generally ranging from about five days to a week. However, since these peels penetrate deeper layers of your skin, you may experience redness or brown blotches for more than a week after the treatment. Again, these symptoms are temporary. Your refreshed complexion will be revealed when the new skin finishes developing.
Deep chemical peels are the most intense kind of peel so, naturally, they require the most recovery time. New skin generally takes about two weeks to develop, but redness commonly persists for longer than that.

A word about safety

Chemical peels are very safe, but only when applied by an experienced medical provider. You should only trust an expert to perform this type of procedure because, if done incorrectly, you could be at risk for infection, scarring and other issues.

At Complexion Med Spa & Aesthetics, our team is made up of qualified medical practitioners that work with the highest standards of hygiene and safety. If you have any questions about chemical peels or any of the other treatments we offer, contact us today.

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