A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during a chemical peel?
Before getting a chemical peel, some patients need to follow a pre-peel skin care plan for 2 to 4 weeks. This plan can improve results and reduce potential side effects. On the day of your peel, you will first be prepped for the treatment. This includes cleansing your skin thoroughly.
After you are prepped, your esthetician will apply the peel quickly and evenly. Your esthetician will watch your skin carefully to remove the peel at just the right time. With a deep peel, the skin is treated one small section at a time. After the peel comes off, your skin will be treated as needed. Patients who get a medium peel may need cool compresses followed by a lotion or cream to soothe their skin.
What are the do's and don'ts after a chemical peel?
Don’t overexpose yourself to the sun, harsh environments, or pollutants. Don’t wax or use any form of hair removal 1 week before and up to 1 week after treatments. Don’t pick at any of your skin that may be peeling. Don’t use a chemical peel if your skin has been sunburned or you have any open liaisons.
What is the cost for chemical peel?
The cost for a chemical peel treatment is $300.00 per session. A package that includes 3 treatments is $800.00.