Chemical peels range in strength and outcome in the spa industry. They are able to target many areas of concerns on clients and can be applied to the face, neck, chest and even back. Having an esthetician that is educated in the products and trained in the proper use of chemical peels is so important to assure the best outcomes. Here at DermAroma Day Spa our estheticians have been practicing safe and effective skincare for over 20 years.
What is a Chemical Peel?
As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.
Chemical peels exfoliate dead cells and can improve texture, acne, sun damage and congested pores. Deeper peels can address wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
The chemical solution is either applied lightly or rubbed more vigorously onto the skin being treated using a sponge, cotton pad, swab, or brush (avoiding your brows, eyes and lips). During the peel application at DermAroma, you may experience a slight tingling (light to medium peels) or a burning sensation (deep peels). These sensations are usually minimal for light and medium peels but are more severe for deep peels. The length of time the solution is allowed to work is determined by carefully observing the changes in the appearance of your skin. With certain types of chemical peels, the solution may be "neutralized" after an appropriate amount of time has elapsed.
The different types of chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. The depth of their peeling action may also be determined by factors such as how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied onto the skin.
After a Chemical Peel
Depending on the strength of peel you and your esthetician decide on for addressing your skin care concerns, you will experience different rates of healing and down-time
A light chemical peel can improve skin texture and tone, as well as decrease the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results will be subtle at first, but will increase with repeated treatments. After a light chemical peel, avoid sun exposure until new skin completely covers the treated area. Down time is usually minimum lasting about 24 hours after the service.
If you have a medium chemical peel, treated skin will be noticeably smoother after the procedure. Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. You'll see a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of treated areas. You will need to protect your skin from the sun permanently to prevent changes in skin color.
Keep in mind that chemical peel results might not be permanent. As you age you'll continue to acquire lines by squinting and smiling. New sun damage also can reverse your results and cause changes in your skin color.
Who is a candidate?
At DermAroma Day Spa, our estheticians will review each client's medical history form and discuss both concerns and recommendations for the type of chemical peel as well as what to expect after the service.
Chemical Peels can:
Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
Improve the appearance of mild scars
Treat certain types of acne
Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy
Improve the look and feel of skin
If you are interested in a chemical peel and would like to schedule a consult or service, give us a call and book today! DermAroma Day Spa 813-655-8886
We can't wait to see you and get your skin looking smooth, bright and beautiful!