A face peel is a great way to refresh and renew aging skin or to correct mild to moderate lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. Dr. CJ Pabla and the team of highly trained medical and aesthetic professionals at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics in Carmel, Indiana, specialize in a variety of facial peels that are customized to rejuvenate your skin and address specific concerns. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn which type of face peel is right for you.
Face peels, also called chemical peels, are treatments that use a topical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of your skin. The solution typically contains some alpha hydroxy acids or other types of chemicals that make your skin peel to reveal the healthier, younger-looking skin below. The extent of the peel depends on the kinds of chemicals that it uses.
Depending on your specific skin concerns, you may want a light face peel or a deeper peel. Lighter to medium peels have a faster recovery period than deeper peels that may take weeks or even a couple months before your skin fully heals.
Men and women who want to improve the tone and texture of their skin, diminish wrinkles, and reverse sun damage are good candidates for facial peels. Also, some chemical peels are useful for explicitly treating acne blemishes and reducing the appearance of acne scarring. The experienced aesthetics team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics advise you regarding which face peel is best for your condition or if another aesthetic treatment, like laser skin rejuvenation, is a better option for helping you achieve your desired results.
Your aesthetician first cleanses your face thoroughly before applying a customized chemical solution that’s specific to correcting your skin problems or signs of aging. The peel may contain salicylic acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid. You may feel a stinging sensation while the chemical is on your face, but it usually tolerated well.
Depending on whether you have a light, medium, or deep chemical peel, your skin may peel for a few days or longer after treatment. With lighter peels, there’s usually not much downtime, but for more extensive corrective peels, you may experience skin shedding for up to 10 days after your treatment.
Your skin may feel like you have a mild to moderate sunburn after the peel, and you’ll need to stay out of the sun and protect your delicate skin from damage. Your aesthetician advises you how to care for your skin in the days following your peel for best results.
If you’re ready to diminish the signs of aging, blemishes, or sun spots without invasive treatment, a face peel may be an ideal solution. Call the office for an appointment or schedule one online.