Chemical Peels

[toc]Our chemical peels at Indulgence Medical Day Spa are among the most preferred facial care procedures among our clients. The technique is proven to improve the skin’s appearance on the hands, face and neck. The procedure makes use of a chemical solution which is applied to the skin. The application eventually causes the skin to exfoliate and peel off. Thus, the old skin is removed, leaving a less wrinkled and smoother skin layer.

Chemical Peel St. Pete

Chemical Peels St. Petersburg

Based on various studies conducted, chemical peels are effective in dealing with wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, aging skin and age spots. But for best results, it is highly recommended that the procedure be handled by licensed skin care personnel just like what Indulgence Medical Day Spa does. All our chemical peels are also duly supervised by our own licensed health providers.

As of the present, the most commonly used chemical peel techniques are the Superficial peel, Medium peel and Deep peel. The Superficial peel uses the Alpha-hydroxy acid as the exfoliating agent applied on the outer layer of the skin. This method is used to refresh the skin on the face, neck and hands. The Medium peel, on the other hand, uses trichloroacetic or Glycolic acid. The agent is applied to penetrate the outer and middle layer of the skin. This is used to remove dead skin cells and improve freckles, fine lines, wrinkles and a lot more. Finally, the Deep peel uses phenol or trichloroacetic acid to penetrate the deeper part of the skin’s middle layer to remove dead skin cells. The method is intended to remove shallow scars, age spots and freckles.

Chemical Peel Aftercare

Aftercare for a chemical peel is an important part of the process in order to ensure that the skin heals properly and has a successful outcome. Immediately following the procedure, there will likely be some redness and peeling of the skin which can last several days or weeks depending on how aggressive the peel is.

It’s important to keep the area clean and moisturized while still avoiding too much sun exposure. Over-the-counter products such as petroleum jelly may help provide comfort to any areas that are overly dry or itchy. Patients should avoid putting any type of makeup or other product on their skin until it fully heals, usually within one to two weeks after treatment. During this time, it’s important to stay hydrated with plenty of water and limit strenuous physical activity that could cause sweating which could lead to irritation of the treated area.

Additionally, patients should use sunscreen when going outside since chemical peels make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and are at risk for further burning. If a patient starts experiencing any adverse reactions such as extreme redness, swelling, or pain they should contact their doctor immediately. Following these steps can help ensure positive results from your chemical peel treatment.

Chemical Peel Aftercare