What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels help exfoliate the outer layer of damaged or aged skin. The goal is to improve the skin's texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, and promote a more youthful and even complexion. Chemical peels are commonly performed on the face, but they can also be used on the neck and hands. Chemical peels can also be very advantageous for removing imperfections on the skin.

What happens during a Chemical Peel?

Just as with any treatment, during your initial consultation you will receive a comprehensive skin assessment to see if you are a candidate for a chemical peel. Once candidacy has been established, a personalized treatment plan will be created where the solution is tailored to each individual client to address their specific skin concerns and goals. A medical grade chemical peel will be used during the treatment. Following this, a Botanical Phyto Corrective Mask will be applied to help calm and cool the skin to soothe heath sensitivity, reduce visible redness and deliver hydration to dehydrated skin. Next, a Biocellulose Mask is applied. This mask is optimal for sensitive or stressed skin. The unique fibers distribute heat-reducing water to the skin barrier to provide immediate relief. The treatment will end with a Cryo Globe Massage and Jade Eye Mask. These are popular skincare tools that claim to offer various benefits such as reduced puffiness and inflammation, improved blood circulation, tightening of pores, enhanced product absorption. In essence, a healthier complexion and a natural glow is achieved all the while enjoying a soothing and relaxing spa-like experience.

What can I expect after a Chemical Peel?

After a chemical peel, your skin may go through several phases of recovery. The extent and duration of the recovery process can depend on the type and strength of the chemical peel performed. Typically after your chemical peel you can expect possible initial redness, tingling and burning sensation. Once the redness subsides, a smoother and clearer skin will emerge. It’s common to feel a tingling or burning sensation during and immediately after the peel. This sensation usually subsides within a few minutes to an hour. Within the first week of your chemical peel, improved texture and tone will be noted. As the old, damaged skin peels away, you will start to notice improvements in skin texture and tone. Your complexion may appear more even and youthful. The long-term effects and a continued series of Chemical Peels will contribute to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved hyperpigmentation with a reduction in the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Chemical Peels also stimulate collagen production which aids in firmer, more resilient skin over time. It's crucial to follow post-peel care instructions provided by your Provider. If you experience excessive redness, swelling, or prolonged discomfort, it's advisable to contact your skincare provider for guidance. Additionally, practice diligent sun protection to maintain the results and prevent sun damage.

What products are used during a Chemical Peel?

Medical Grade Products are used during your Chemical Peel at Galena Aesthetics. Medical-grade skin peels offer several benefits, primarily due to their formulation, strength, and the supervision of trained professionals during the application. The expertise of your Provider ensures that the peel is tailored to your specific skin concerns and that the procedure is performed safely. Medical-grade peels come in a range of strengths, allowing for a customized approach based on the individual's skin type, concerns, and desired outcomes. We can choose the appropriate formulation and strength to address specific issues, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or acne for you. Additionally, medical-grade peels often contain higher concentrations of active ingredients, allowing them to penetrate more deeply into the skin. This deeper penetration can lead to more significant improvements in skin texture, tone, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because medical-grade peels are administered under professional supervision, the results are often more consistent and predictable than over-the-counter or at-home peels.

Is there Downtime with a Chemical Peel?

While stronger medical-grade peels may involve some downtime, certain formulations are designed to minimize recovery time. This allows individuals to return to their regular activities sooner than with more aggressive treatments.

When will I see results after a Chemical Peel?

The timing of results after a medical-grade chemical peel can vary depending on the depth of the peel, the specific concerns being addressed, and individual factors such as skin type and responsiveness.

When is it safe to have another Chemical Peel?

The timing for having another chemical peel depends on various factors, including the type of peel, its strength, and your individual skin's response. It's essential to follow the recommendations of your Provider for the best results and to minimize the risk of complications. Generally speaking, superficial peels are usually milder and can be performed more frequently. In many cases, individuals may undergo superficial peels every 4 to 6 weeks. This allows the skin to recover fully between treatments

Want To Learn More about Chemical Peels?

To learn more about your candidacy for Medical Grade Chemical Peels, please schedule an appointment with one of our Providers for an in-person evaluation and examination. Your Providers will help you decide if this treatment is your best option for reaching your aesthetic goals.

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