Chemical peels have been used for years to improve signs of aging. In this treatment, a chemical is applied to the skin which causes it to peel. When the new regenerated skin is revealed it is smoother, with less wrinkles and sun damage.
Different types and strengths of chemical peels can be used to adjust the severity of the peeling and the specific condition you are trying to target. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our skin care professional to see what peel is best for your aging concerns.
Chemical Peel for Aging:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat sun damage
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches
- Improve skin look and feel
FAQ’s – Chemical Peel for Aging
What are chemical / skin peels?
Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promote growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and after a thorough consultation your skin care professional will decide which is best for your skin condition.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
How are chemical peels for aging performed?
There are numerous chemical peels and each one is performed differently. In general, chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin, followed by application of the appropriate peel.
How long do chemical peels for aging take?
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated but expect 30 minutes for the entire chemical peel process.
What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel for aging?
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and irritation, and the deeper peels may require 10-14 days to recover.
How many peels will I need for my aging skin?
Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. A home skincare regiment will insure better outcome and long lasting results. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.
How long do chemical peels for aging skin results last?
With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.
What are the risks of chemical peels?
Superficial peels are quite safe, although minor irritation of the skin can occur. The risk of deep peels can include infection, scarring, redness, and discoloration.
How are the CosMedix Chemical peels different?
Traditional chemical peels typically consist of chemical solutions applied to the skin to form flakes or blisters that eventually peel off. This painful old process destroys healthy tissue, forcing the body to heal itself. CosMedix’s chirally correct, non-traumatic chemical peels succeed by stimulating healthy change. The soothing collagen therapy enhances skins appearance resulting in a beautiful, renewed complexion.
How long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?
A. Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.
B. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.
C. Deep Peels- May take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
What should I use at home to maintain the condition of my skin after a chemical peel?
Your skin care professional will discuss the appropriate products can use and sun protection is a must.