Chemical Peels at Quinn Medical Day Spa
Appearance is everything, and when it comes to vanity, the skin is the most important asset we have. A chemical peel serves as a healthy middle ground between a surgery and a facial. Many patients who don’t require such extreme and invasive treatments may benefit from the perks and results of a chemical peel. Over time, the skin may be damaged in some spots on the surface that can be due to aging and/or exposure to elements. If you aren’t looking for surgery, but want something more effective than a facial, then a chemical peel performed in our Med Spa may be the best bet for you.
Chemical Peel Treatment
The chemical peel is one of the oldest and most original procedures in the world. Practiced in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the chemical peel’s purpose remains evident, to provide a non-invasive, safe procedure that removes damaged layers on the surface of the skin and restores collagen.
A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove the outer layer of skin and stimulate the production of new cells. The strength of the acids determines the depth of exfoliation. A series of three peels is usually recommended to achieve the best results.
Quinn Medical Day Spa is happy to offer a variety of chemical peels to address your specific skin care needs. Chemical peels can be combined with other methods of facial rejuvenation including surgical procedures and injectable filler treatments.
It can treat a wide range of symptoms for all phases of life and has efficient results for every skin problem. Chemical peels can treat acne in young people and wrinkles in older patients. Chemical peels can also be used for the following:
- Treating rough and/or dry skin
- Evening out pigmentation issues
- Treating wrinkles
- Decreasing the appearance of scars
- Reducing the appearance of spots or freckles that appeared from pregnancy
- Reinvigorating the overall health of the skin
Chemical peels work equally well for men and women, and can treat countless problems that are exclusive to each individual.
Despite what many may believe, a chemical peel treatment can be used for multiple areas of the body. Some of the most common areas include:
Types of Peels We Offer
This chemical peel has a distinct combination of chemicals specifically designed to bring a healthy glow back to your face. Patients undergoing their first treatment are appropriate candidates for this mild, yet effective treatment.
- Sun damaged skin treatment
- Anti-aging skin treatment
The ULTIMATE peel represents a new generation of chemical peels that help to treat mild to severe pigment on the face. Sun damage, melasma and acne scarring can be addressed with the Melanage MiniPeel, leaving you with an improved skin tone and texture. This peel includes products to take home for an easy-to-follow regimen that will help to increase results further.
Chemical Peels vs. Laser Treatments
Chemical peels are ideal for patients who don’t want surgical or laser treatment but still want to improve the complexion and texture of their skin. The approach between chemical peels and laser treatments can differ in the following ways:
- Chemical peels improve issues on the surface of the skin by removing the damaged top layer of the skin and exposing the new layer of healthy skin.
- Chemical peeling is essentially a skin shedding procedure, whereas laser treatments administer radio frequencies or light to stimulate collagen growth in the deep layers of the skin.
- Chemical peels treat acne in moderate to severe levels, whereas laser treatments do not.
- Chemical peels have provided flawless results but may require multiple treatment sessions, whereas laser treatments activate collagen growth and don’t promote skin shedding.
Despite their similar goals, chemical peels and treatments vary in their approach. Patients will be advised about the pros and cons of both of these procedures, at the time of their consultation. Some patients may benefit more from either treatment, depending on their aesthetic goals and expectations.
Am I a good candidate for a Chemical Peel spot treatment?
Patients in good health that want to correct evidence of aging, have acne or would like to make skin issues disappear, are considered to be ideal candidates.
Women who are pregnant or lactating or patients who have certain allergies are also not advised to undergo a chemical peel. Patients who are looking for treatment of deeper wrinkles and skin laxity may also find an alternative treatment to be more beneficial.
Those who don’t qualify for a chemical peel may be good candidates for alternative treatments, such as laser treatments and dermal fillers, among others. Our aesthetician will go over all other options with you at your consultation and will recommend the safest and most effective result that matches your needs.
The consultation with our aesthetician will be the opportunity for you to get to know each other. We will ask questions about your medical history and health, and you are able to ask questions about the treatment. We will examine you and determine if you are a good fit. If you are determined to be a good fit, then the chemical peel can be performed on the same day.
The average time for a chemical peel is usually 15-30 minutes. We will begin the procedure with cleansing the skin, and then we will apply the chemical peel solution on the treated area. The solution will then penetrate the skin, and you will be advised when to remove the peel.
Once the solution is removed, you may feel tighter and peeling may begin within 48-72 hours. Some patients require multiple chemical peel treatments to see the results they want.
Recovery After a Chemical Peel
Though it may be sooner, you can expect for your skin to be pink for the next few days. Peeling can occur after a few days and is a normal part of the healing process. Staying out of the sun is recommended during the first three days. Wearing sunscreen at this time is paramount as well. In total, expect for the full recovery process to take 7-10 days, before your skin returns to normal.
Our office is here to support you during the process. Feel free to express any concerns you may have about your peel.
Since every patient has individual scenarios, demands, and expectations, we can’t estimate a general rate for all chemical peels. At your consultation, our aesthetician will examine your individual case, and then, we can deliver a cost estimate for the procedure, according to your circumstances.
Call us today so we can get started. We look forward to hearing from you.