What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin, giving it a smoother, younger appearance. Regular treatments can help by minimizing fine lines, mild brown spots (melasma), sun damage, reduce acne scarring, speed up collagen production and increase cellular turnover. Peels can be done the on face, neck, chest, arms and back of hands. A Smoother radiant glow is just a few days away.

How does it work?

Chemical peels exfoliate the top layer of skin, causing the natural cell-turnover process to speed up. They refresh the skin by removing discolored skin cells. For acne-prone skin, chemical peels help minimize oil production, unplug pores and shrink blemishes.

A chemical solution is applied to the skin. Depending on the particular chemical, you may experience mild tingling sensation. Chemical peels work by irritating the top layer of the skin by breaking up the oils that hold dead cells together.

The TCA peel is the deepest we offer at Blush. It will cause you to be pink (like you have been in the sun) the day following, then day 3 peeling will begin and last for 3-5 days. A Kligmans peel is milder in nature and will not cause as heavy peeling of the skin. The Jessner peel is particularly effective for acne-prone skin and will typically not cause the skin to peel.

What are the side effects and risks?

Possible risks and side effects include but are not limited to: bruising, redness, irritation, discomfort, peeling, flaking, swelling, crusting, scabbing, pigmentation changes, infection, and increased sensitivity to the sun. It is imperative that patients use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (like EltaMD) following treatment to protect the new skin and prevent burning or hyperpigmentation. Patients on Accutane are not candidates for chemical peel treatment. Most skin types can be treated with chemical peels, and it is a great option for patients looking for improvement in their skin but aren’t ready for laser treatments.

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