Chemical peels are popular skin-resurfacing procedures that leave your skin looking smoother, younger, and refreshed.
How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?
The frequency of your chemical peels depends on the results you’re looking for as well as the type of peel you’re getting.
A light peel removes the outer layer of skin, and you can get one every two to five weeks. A medium chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin and part of its middle layer. You can usually get this type of peel every three to nine months. A deep chemical peel goes farther and removes cells from the mid to lower layer of your skin. This type of peel should only be performed once.
Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?
If you’re having a light chemical peel, you probably won’t feel pain. You may feel a burning and then a stinging sensation, but it typically doesn’t hurt. The deeper the peel is, the more likely it is that you’ll need a local anesthetic to numb part of your body.
How Long Do Chemical Peels Last?
A chemical peel can last depending on the peel, your skin, and the condition that’s being treated. On average, you can expect a light chemical peel to last about one to two months, a medium peel to last about two to six months and a deeper peel to last for years.
Is it Safe to Have a Chemical Peel?
You and your dermatologist will discuss your medical history or any health conditions. Your chemical peel should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a doctor to ensure that it’s done safely.
Should I Get a Chemical Peel?
Your dermatologist can talk to you about your skin and what you’d like to improve. They will discuss any medications you’re taking and any cosmetic procedures you’ve had in the past. Your skin will also be closely examined.
If your dermatologist recommends a chemical peel, it can be used for the following:
- Reducing signs of aging
- Brightening your complexion
- Evening your skin tone
- Smoothing your skin
- Improving acne
- Lessening the appearance of age spots
- Reducing the appearance of freckles and other signs of sun damage
Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels are very effective in improving your skin’s appearance. The chemical solution that’s applied causes your skin to eventually peel off and be replaced by smoother skin with fewer wrinkles.
How Can Chemical Peels Help My Skin?
Since chemical peels remove layers of skin, the skin that grows back has fewer wrinkles and has a smoother appearance. Chemical peels cause your skin to be exfoliated and peel off, they can reduce the appearance of acne blemishes as well as scars.
If you would like more information about chemical peels or whether you would make a good candidate for one, make an appointment today with Short Hills Dermatology Consultants. Our board-certified dermatologists use the latest technologies to provide our patients with the safest and most effective skin care treatments.