Chemical peels offer an alternative to microneedling or laser-based therapies. Scott Cooper, PA-C, and the team at Ardmore Aesthetic Solutions in Ardmore, Oklahoma, have extensive experience with chemical peels and would love to help you find the right match for your needs. Call the office to schedule a visit, or use the online booking tool to find a time that fits your busy schedule.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are an exfoliating treatment. Unlike manual exfoliation, which uses an abrasive substance to remove the outermost layers of your skin, chemical peels use a carefully formulated chemical solution to remove those layers.
Some of the issues a chemical peel can treat include:
The result is a layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. Chemical peels give you a “reset” on healthy skin and a glow unmatched by any other treatment. They are so popular that many people make chemical peels part of their skincare routine.
How do I know which chemical peels best fit my skin?
There are many different peels to choose from, each formulated for specific skin needs. Your practitioner performs a quick skin assessment to learn more about your skin and discusses treatment goals before guiding you toward your best options.
Lighter peels remove dead skin cells and refresh your complexion without much downtime. You might not even notice the peeling reaction with a light chemical peel. Deeper peels remove more layers of skin and usually create minor redness and sensitivity for a few days afterward. You’ll likely notice more peeling skin with a deep treatment.
What happens during chemical peels?
Once you’re resting comfortably on the treatment table, your practitioner begins with a thorough skin cleansing. Removing the oil from your skin is an important step in the chemical peel process.
The next step is the application of the chemical peel. You might feel a slight stinging or burning sensation once the solution begins to work; your practitioner communicates with you throughout the process, so let them know if you become uncomfortable.
Some peels require additional layers of the solution to achieve optimal results. At the end of the process, some peels remain in place on your skin while others are gently cleansed away or rely on a neutralizing solution to end the peeling process.
Protect your skin from sun exposure both before and after a chemical peel. A degree of redness, soreness, and swelling is typical. Avoid picking at peeling skin or using harsh products as your body adjusts to the peel.
Learn more during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone in just moments.