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Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. They improve skin tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts, and dark spots. They can be applied to any skin type. Chemical Peels cause exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt, and debris. The result is glowing skin.
At Kimiko Medical Aesthetics, we offer chemical peels by SkinMedica and PCA Skin. We also offer Baker-Gordon Chemical Peels, which is one of the deepest chemical peels we offer. Your provider will recommend the peel that best suits your skin type and achieves your goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel, and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. In any of these cases, chemical peels are causing skin rejuvenation or growth of new healthy skin.
Your downtime will depend on your level of peeling. Following your post-procedure regimen after your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. It is important to wear an SPF sunscreen of 30 or higher after a peel and avoid unprotected sun exposure. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.