What are the benefits and options of a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a fairly simple out-patient procedure in which an acid solution is used to remove damaged or dead upper skin layers in an effort to smooth and refine your skin’s texture and appearance. When performed by the skilled professionals at RightCare Wellness and Aesthetics, a chemical peel can safely reduce wrinkles and correct inconsistencies in your skin tone. A qualified medical expert will take the time to discuss whether your goals and expectations for the procedure are realistic and we will also discuss with you all chemical peel benefits and risks.
What Are The Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are typically used to restore a youthful, vibrant appearance to wrinked, blotchy, and/or sun-damaged skin. There are 3 main types of chemical face peels, and each of them has unique benefits.
- A light chemical peel improves acne scars and skin texture and reduces the visible effects of sun damage.
- A medium chemical peel improves acne as well. It also smooths fine surface wrinkles, and corrects pigment problems such as age spots.
- A deeper peel will treat sun-damaged skin, eliminate deep/coarse wrinkles, and can remove pre-cancerous growths.
Is A Chem Peel Safe?
With most chemical peels, adverse reactions are rare, but risks can include scarring, numbness, and infection. Following mild to medium peels, patients can expect some relatively common chemical peel side effects, like mild irritation, redness, and peeling. These side effects will usually last for just a few days. Stronger chemical peels generally require a longer recovery time, and the peeling and/or crusting of the skin is typically more pronounced. As with any medical procedure, patients who decide to undergo a chemical peel should carefully follow our instructions for pre- and post-procedure care so that you’re able to minimize the potential for adverse side effects.
The majority of RightCare patients who undergo a chem peel suffer no serious side effects as a result of the procedure, and most patients say that they would gladly repeat the treatment.