Chemical Peel Treatment Questions and Answers
Chemical peel will help your skin grow back smoother and will help make you look healthier. Naturally You Med Spa offers chemical peel treatment, so call us today or book an appointment online. Our med spa is located at 12139 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836.
What is a chemical peel and what does it do?
A chemical peel is a procedure that applies a chemical solution to the skin’s surface in order to remove the topmost layers of skin. This will cause the skin to grow back smoother and healthier looking. Chemical peels are available in light, medium and deep strengths, depending on the results you are hoping to achieve and the condition you are treating. When using a light or medium peel, patients may need to undergo multiple treatments in order to get the results they want. Chemical peels can be used to treat and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars and discolored skin, typically on the face but they can be performed on other parts of the body as well. The procedure can be done as a standalone treatment, or it can be combined with additional cosmetic procedures. The different types of chemical peels can also be performed at different depths of the skin, with deeper peels providing more dramatic results, but they also require a longer recovery period following treatment.
How long do chemical peels last?
Chemical peels do not produce permanent results; however, their results can last for quite a long time. The extent of the results will be dependent on the type of chemical peel you receive. A light chemical peel will produce subtle results, but treatments can be repeated as needed to increase the results. Healing time from a light chemical peel is usually less than a week, with results lasting a few weeks. A medium chemical peel will produce more dramatic results than a light peel and will also require a longer recovery time. This type of chemical peel will also last longer due to it penetrating deeper below the surface of the skin, usually for several months to a year. Deep chemical peels will produce the most dramatic results as the chemical penetrates so deep into the tissues beneath the skin. Recovery time for a deep chemical peel is usually about two weeks for the new skin to develop, however the redness can last for several months. A deep chemical peel will also produce the longest results, with them lasting for up to three to five years depending on the person and the condition they were having treated.
What are the benefits of Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels can provide many visible benefits for the patient and the appearance of their skin. Light chemical peels can be performed frequently, usually with two to five weeks of time between treatments. It is a superficial treatment that will remove only the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, with a quick recovery time, while still providing improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, acne, dryness and uneven skin tone. Medium chemical peels penetrate deeper to remove the epidermis and some cells from the dermis, or middle layer of the skin. It can also be used to treat wrinkles, uneven skin tone and acne scars, but deeper below the surface meaning additional treatments may not be needed, and if they are, they can be done so less frequently than a light peel. A deep chemical peel provides the closest thing to permanent results, with the full effect being attained in a single treatment and the results lasting for up to 3-5 years. This can be used to treat deeper wrinkles, precancerous growths and deeper scars.
How many treatments do you need to see best results?
The number of treatments needed for results will depend on the type of chemical peel being performed and how severe the condition is that is being treated. Light chemical peels will require repeated, ongoing treatments, roughly on a monthly basis, in order to maintain the results desired. This is because the chemical peel only removed the outermost layer of skin. Medium chemical peels do penetrate deeper and may or may not require additional treatments to achieve the desired initial results, as well as follow up maintenance treatments in order to maintain the results. A deep chemical peel only needs to be performed once in order to achieve the results the patient is looking for, due to how deeply the chemical solution penetrates the skin and layers of tissue beneath the skin’s surface.
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peel treatment, or have questions, then don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals today at Naturally You Med Spa. We want you looking and feeling your best. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Maitland FL, Hiawassee FL, Orlovista FL, Oak Ridge FL, Conway FL, and Azalea Park FL.