Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin by undergoing a series of professional chemical peels. Suitable for almost every skin type, a chemical peel typically uses a fruit acid solution to exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, revealing a refreshed, younger-looking complexion with diminished age spots and other pigmentation irregularities, softened lines, brighter skin, smoother texture, and many other improvements.
Chemical peels help improve:
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Rough texture
Frequently Asked Questions: Chemical Peels
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel applies a specially-formulated exfoliating solution to your skin (such as a fruit acid like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)) for a specific period of time, typically no more than 10 minutes. A chemical peel exfoliates the outermost layers of skin, prompting the growth of healthy, new collagen and elastin to reveal younger-looking, brighter and more evenly-toned skin in the weeks following treatment.
Is a chemical peel right for me?
Most likely! One of the best things about chemical peels is that they are suited for a wide range of skin types, from fair to dark, to safely improve skin concerns with a low risk of side effects.
What happens during treatment?
We gently apply your peel and let it rest on your skin, allowing the gentle yet potent exfoliating agents to penetrate and clear away dead, dull skin cells. We then rinse away the peel and apply carefully selected skin care products to help calm your skin, replenish hydration and enhance your results.
Are there any side effects?
Depending on the intensity of your peel, you may experience a few days of pinkness and flaking to a week or more of skin-renewal. We can help you understand exactly what to expect during your personal consultation.
How much downtime can I expect?
Downtime depends on the intensity of your peel, ranging from no downtime and slight pinkness to up to a week or more of redness, flaking and peeling. Once we determine the optimal chemical peel for your needs, we can help you understand your expected downtime and recovery process.
How many treatments do I need?
Optimal results are typically seen with a series of milder peels rather than one intense peel. For this reason, we recommend undergoing a series of at least three mild to medium peels, depending on your needs, to attain your best results.
When will I see results?
You will start noticing improvements within the first few days to weeks following your treatment, with continued improvements as your skin produces healthy, new collagen.
How long will my results last?
Because chemical peels literally rejuvenate your skin, you can expect to enjoy your results for months following your treatment. We recommend applying SPF 30 or greater daily and applying medical-grade products to help maintain and enhance your results over the long-term.
How can I get started with a chemical peel in New Haven County at the Dermatology Group?
Schedule your consultation today to discover the chemical peel treatment plan that is perfect for you!