How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels have become increasingly popular in skincare, offering a transformative solution for many different skin concerns. At Therapy Hair Studio, we can guide you through the different types of chemical peels, their benefits, and what to expect during and after the procedure.
Whether you’re a seasoned peel enthusiast or a newcomer seeking effective skincare solutions, Therapy Hair Studio can help you achieve a glowing, youthful complexion through these remarkable treatments.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the skin’s appearance and texture through the application of a chemical solution. The solution causes the outermost layers of the skin to exfoliate and peel off, revealing smoother, younger skin underneath. The exfoliation process helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.
Chemical peels come in various strengths, ranging from light to deep, depending on the desired level of exfoliation. Light peels typically use milder acids like glycolic or salicylic acid, while deeper peels may involve trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do to Skin?
The outer layer of our skin is called the epidermis. It is a protective barrier with the crucial role of shielding the more delicate underlying tissues from damage. Unfortunately, daily exposure to pollution, dirt, and harmful UV rays can lead to a dull, dry, and discolored appearance, accelerating the appearance of aging. In response, the skin naturally sheds these cells through exfoliation, which can sometimes be uneven, resulting in facial blemishes or spots.
Chemical peels offer an effective solution to address these issues by gently removing the dead skin cells, promoting a rejuvenated layer of skin that is more youthful, even, and vibrant. Depending on the ingredients used in the peel, it can also contribute to a brighter and more even complexion.
What Can You Expect After the Procedure?
Chemical peels have certain common aftereffects, including redness, tightness, irritation, or swelling. It’s essential to follow your provider’s instructions carefully for proper aftercare, which can include:
- Protecting your skin from the sun
- Using prescribed cleansing and moisturizing products
- Applying protective ointments as directed
To ensure optimal results and minimize complications, avoid picking, rubbing, or scratching your skin during healing. Be patient, as it may take some time for your skin color to return to normal and for the full results of the peel to become visible.
After a light chemical peel, the treated skin may be red, dry, and mildly irritated. However, these effects tend to diminish with subsequent treatments. Your provider may apply a soothing, protective ointment, such as petroleum jelly, and you can typically resume wearing makeup the following day. The healing period for a light peel usually takes one to seven days, during which the new skin might temporarily appear lighter or darker than usual.
A medium chemical peel may cause redness and swelling, accompanied by a stinging sensation. Your provider will likely apply a protective ointment to soothe the area and prevent dryness. You can use ice packs for comfort and over-the-counter pain-relieving medication to reduce discomfort. Healing usually takes about five to seven days, and you can use cosmetics to conceal any remaining redness after that period. Crusting, darkening, or developing brown blotches might occur during the healing process, and redness may persist for months.
A deep chemical peel can cause severe redness and swelling, burning, and throbbing sensations. Swelling can even cause your eyelids to close temporarily. Your provider will apply a dressing to the treated skin and may prescribe painkillers. During the two-week healing period, you must regularly soak the treated skin and apply ointment as directed. New skin will develop within about two weeks, but redness may persist for some time.
How to Get A Chemical Peel
Discover the ultimate skincare experience at Therapy Hair Studio, where our chemical peels offer a transformative solution tailored to your unique needs. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals will prioritize your skin’s health and radiance, rejuvenating your appearance and helping you live the life you deserve.
Our salon utilizes the latest techniques and premium-quality products to ensure safe and effective results. Whether you seek to address fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or desire a radiant complexion, our chemical peels can work wonders for you.
We provide personalized consultations and attentive aftercare, guiding you through each part of the process. Call us today at 713-355-HAIR or contact us online to schedule an appointment and discuss how we can help you look and feel better.