What are chemical facial peels?
Chemical facial peels are highly effective antiaging treatments that improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and discoloration on the face without the need for invasive surgery.
What parts of the body can chemical facial peels treat?
- Facial hyperpigmentation such as age spots, freckles, and dark patches
- Fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Facial scars
- Acne and acne scars
Is a chemical facial peel right for me?
Chemical facial peels are the perfect antiaging skin care solution for adult men and women. Sagging skin and more severe wrinkles do not respond as well to chemical peels. Our skin care specialists at LA Laser and Skin Center will help determine if a chemical facial peel is right for you, and they may suggest one of our many alternative therapies if you’re not an ideal candidate.
What can I expect the day I receive a chemical facial peel?
A skin care specialist will thoroughly cleanse your skin and then apply the chemical peel solution. During the application, some patients feel a mild burning sensation that lasts just a few minutes.
Throughout the week following treatment, the damaged top layer of skin will blister and peel, eventually falling off. Once this layer of skin has naturally peeled away, you will be left with a visibly smoother, healthier, and more radiant facial profile.
What will recovery be like after I receive my chemical facial peel?
The damaged top layer of skin will take approximately one to two weeks to fully peel. Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary color change after treatment, but this will fade over time as your skin continues to peel and heal.
After treatment, your skin will be temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher. Limit your sun exposure as much as possible.
Do I need to follow a special skin care routine after receiving a chemical facial peel?
Your skin care specialist at LA Laser and Skin Center will give you detailed after care instructions based on your skin type and specific needs. Every patient is different, so be sure to carefully follow your customized instructions. As always, be sure to wear sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher.
When will I see results after my chemical facial peel?
The damaged top layer of skin will take approximately one to two weeks to fully peel, and then you will begin to see stunning results. It will take a few more weeks for your skin to fully recover, revealing a glowing facial profile once you are fully healed.