Have you ever wished you could just “erase” those fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage from your skin? Do you suffer from acne or just want to improve the overall appearance of your skin? If you answered yes to either of these questions, St Louis Chemical Peels may be just the treatment you’re looking for.
A chemical peel can improve your skin’s appearance by rejuvenating the skin. Chemical peels don’t just cleanse the skin; they help slough dead skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells. Read on for more information about our chemical peels in St. Louis!
Chemical Peel Overview
Made from acidic solutions
Peels away damaged skin layers
Removes/reduces acne scars, age spots & wrinkles
Refreshes the skin, leaving a younger look
Side effects are minimal, with most only experiencing tender skin
Cost varies depending on the type of peel sought
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Who Benefits from Chemical Peels?
- Anyone with hyperpigmentation, age spots wrinkles or fine lines caused by the natural aging process, sun damage, or other environmental factors.
- Individuals with mild to severe acne can also benefit from a chemical peel.
- Anyone who wants to improve their skin’s appearance. Chemical peels can be applied to any area of the body, with the face, neck, and hands being the most popular.
What Exactly is a Chemical Peel?
Most chemical peels are made from acidic solutions. The solution is applied to the skin to cleanse and remove dead skin cells. A chemical peel can treat a variety of issues including acne, age spots, warts, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and moderate wrinkles.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are several types of chemical peel solutions that vary from mild to extreme degrees of peels. The type of chemical peel used is based on the severity of skin damage and the type of results the individual is looking for. A full skin evaluation will be completed by the physician and medical esthetician to determine what type of peel will be most beneficial.
The most common active ingredients used in chemical peels are:
- Glycolic Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Resorcinol Acid
- Maleic Acid
- Trichloroacetic Acid
Light Chemical Peels
Glycolic peels contain fruit acid, which makes this type of peel all natural. This type of peel is great for treating individuals with uneven skin tone, sun damage, fine lines or moderate wrinkles. This is also a great peel for anyone that wants to freshen their appearance.
Jessner peels contain a combination of three acids; lactic, salicylic, and resorcinol. A Jessner peel is considered to be a light peel, but is stronger than a glycolic peel. This type of peel is very effective in treating acne; as well as, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Moderate Chemical Peels
Deeper peels, such as Trichloroacetic acid or TCA peels, penetrate below the skin surface to correct a wide range of skin damage including sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, and fine lines and wrinkles. Patients will experience a deeper level of skin resurfacing with this peel and will have some downtime following the procedure.
Preparing for your Chemical Peel
Before your chemical peel, you may be asked to stop taking some medications. A review of your medications will be completed at your consultation and skin evaluation. If you have a history of cold sores (Herpes Simplex – HSV-1), the doctor may put you on medication such as Valtrex. You will also discuss the depth of your peel with our esthetician and Dr. Wright, which will be determined based on the condition of your skin and your desired results.
How are Chemical Peels Done?
The treatment area will be cleaned thoroughly by the esthetician prior to applying the chemical solution. The desired chemical solution will then be applied to the area using a sponge. Depending on the level of depth desired, the esthetician will apply one or several layers of chemical solution. During the chemical peel, most people experience a burning sensation that lasts about 5 – 10 minutes. This is followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses will be applied to the treatment area to soothe any discomfort.
What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel
Depending on the type of chemical peel, most people experience a reaction similar to sunburn immediately following the procedure. After a light peel, most people experience peeling for 3 – 7 days following the procedure. Light peels may be completed one to four weeks apart. Following a medium peel you may experience swelling, brown crusting, blisters, and peeling for 7 – 14 days after the procedure. Medium peels can be repeated 6 – 12 months apart.
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If you’re interested in learning more about our affordable skin treatments, chemical Peels in St. Louis, or any of our other amazing procedures, contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!