Chemical peels are skin-rejuvenation procedures where a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of skin. The surface layer that takes its place after a chemical peel is more smooth and gives a more youthful appearance. Chemical peels are commonly used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration, and scars.

Chemical peels can be used at different depths, either light, medium or deep, depending on the condition of the skin and desired results. Every type of chemical peel uses a different chemical solution. The deeper chemical peels produce more-dramatic results, but they also involve longer recovery times.

What Is A Deep Chemical Peel?

A deep chemical peel is a treatment that removes skin cells from the epidermis of the skin and from portions of the mid to lower layer of your dermis. A deep chemical peel is usually recommended if you have deeper wrinkles, scars, or outward growths.

What Happens After A Deep Chemical Peel?

The areas treated during the chemical peel will start to develop new skin within two weeks after the deep chemical peel treatment, cysts or white spots might appear for several weeks and the redness may last for months.

After a deep chemical peel, patients will see dramatic improvements in the look and feel of their skin. After the treatment is completed, you will need to make sure to keep your skin protected with sunscreen and moisturizer to ensure that it maintains its youthful allure for a longer period of time.

Your new layer of skin will eventually take form and completely cover the treated area in about two weeks. Your skin will peel for around 3–10 Days.

What You Can Expect After A Chemical Peel

1. Immediate Results

A chemical peel works to remove the uppermost layers of the skin at a microscopic level. This will immediately tighten the skin, unclog pores, improve lines, and leave skin with a younger, velvety-smooth texture.

2. No Recovery or Downtime

A chemical peel may cause some discomfort, but patients can return to their normal daily activities. The bio-elements in chemical peels coax the skin into shape rather than attack it. There is no need to hide your skin or face after your treatment, unlike traditional peels.

How To Look After Skin After A Deep Chemical Peel?

Carefully Treat Your Skin

Use a gentle cleanser and a hydrating serum or gel that contains hyaluronic acid or ceramides to help soothe the skin in the days following a chemical peel. Keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated will keep it looking beautiful for longer.

Don’t Neglect Sunscreen

The chemical peel is used to accelerate the exfoliation of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin. The most significant risk during this process is sun exposure, and using a high, broad-spectrum SPF to keep the skin safe during this delicate time following the procedure is recommended.

Contact Our Office

You don’t need to undergo an invasive surgery to get a youthful look. All you need is a chemical peel from skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. Janet Neigel to get the look of your dreams. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation today.