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Our Top 5 Questions About Chemical Peels

Posted by Carey Nease on Apr 14, 2014 5:12:34 PM

EllipsePostCardARTQ. WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
A. A chemical peel is a procedure which aids in skin rejuvenation. It stimulates growth of new skin, giving a vibrant and youthful look.

Q. HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
A. A typical chemical peel treatment lasts about fifteen to thirty minutes.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A PROCEDURE?
A. After the application, patients may feel a slight stinging, which will subside after a few minutes. After neutralizing the peel, skin feels refreshed and smooth.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
A. In many cases, patients return to work after a chemical peel. Patients should be careful to protect treated skin from overexposure to sunlight.

Q. WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
A. You will notice pink, fresh skin beginning to emerge almost immediately. During the next few weeks the pink will fade, depending on the peel’s depth level during your treatment.

Topics: Skin, MedSpa