What type of peel do I need?
Chemical peeling involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove its outer layers.
How much skin they remove and how deep they penetrate will depend on the type of peel used, its strength and how long it is left on.
There are three types of peels: superficial, medium and deep.
What does a Chemical Peel feel like?
Chemical peels eliminate the dead outer layer of cells from the skin surface. The stimulate the production of new, more vibrant skin.
During the procedure there will be a burning/stinging sensation. For one to three days after the peel some patients experience redness, itching, tightness, and minor swelling, and many patients report that the outer layer of skin may exhibit peeling. Rarely, especially when patients have unprotected sun exposure in the 4 weeks preceding or following a peel, the skin may darken or lighten after treatment. Scarring, allergic reactions, worsening of acne, or infection after superficial peels are also rare complications.
How many treatments will I need?
Most often a series of 4-6 peels (spaced 4 weeks apart) will lead to significant improvement.
The beneficial effects of peels can be maintained with:
- Consistent sun protection
- Appropriate use of topical products that may be recommended by your doctor
- Periodic maintenance peels to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy
As an alternative to chemical peels, we offer the HydraFacial MD treatment. This celebrity favorite is an amazing multi-step treatment to get your skin reset and headed for clearer, tighter and brighter days.
It is best to schedule a consultation at Newport Aesthetics to best tailor a regimen to address your specific issues.
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Clients interested in a safe and effective method of revitalizing skin and improving acne, rosacea, photoaging, and/or melasma (or other dyspigmentation) may benefit from a series of facial peels. It must be emphasized that superficial peels most often improve but do not “cure” the above problems.
Results are variable from patient to patient, but some benefits you may observe are:
Healthier and more youthful appearing skin (enhanced natural glow)
More even skin tone (lessening of hyperpigmentation)
Improvement of oily or acne-prone skin (reduced appearance of blemishes
A chemical peel for acne scars can result in a smoother appearance with less hyperpigmentation
Potentially subtle improvement in fine lines and superficial scars
Enlarged pores may appear smaller.
I have acne, should I consider a chemical peel?
A chemical peel for acne scars will be most effective in improving the color (lessening hyperpigmentation) of your skin rather than correcting the textural abnormalities, which may be only subtly improve. Do not expect a chemical peel for acne scars to result in removal of pockmarks (pitted scars). To maximize results for patients with both pockmarks (pitted scars) and acne hyper pigmentation, we suggest combining chemical peels with laser treatment non-ablative laser treatments. Many clients alternate sessions between laser treatments and chemical peels for acne scars.
I just got a tan two weeks ago. Can I get a chemical peel today?
You should not.
Unprotected sun exposure in the 4 weeks preceding peels significantly increases the risk of pigmentary side effects (formation of light or dark spots).
Likewise, unprotected sun exposure during the month after a peel can have the same consequences as well as reversing the beneficial effects of the peel.
I am still scared, does it hurt?
First, your face will be washed and degreased. Next, the peel solution is applied to your skin. In about one minute, you will experience a stinging sensation.
Depending on your response and discomfort level, another peel layer may be applied.
After a few minutes, depending on the type of superficial peel, it will either self- neutralize (salicylic acid or Vitalize) or your doctor will neutralize the peel with a spray (glycolic). The Vitalize peel has an additional step where retinoic acid is applied.
After neutralization, sunscreen will be applied to protect your skin.
What will my skin look and feel like after the peel?
Sometimes there is mild exfoliation (light scaling of outermost layer of skin) one to three days after a peel. Even if this does not occur, the peel is still working as intended to renew and revitalize the skin. Your face may temporarily appear a bit rosy, and this will normalize over the next seven days. You may experience slight stinging, burning, tightness, and/or itching. Frequent moisturization will help to speed up healing process.
AM: Gently cleanse your face with hydrating face wash (e.g. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Cleanser) and then apply a moisturizing sunscreen (e.g. Jan Marini Marini Physical SPF 45). Do not scrub or use a washcloth if skin is peeling.
Avoid direct sunlight for at least one week. Reapply sunscreen in the middle of the day.
PM: Gently cleanse your face with hydrating face wash and then apply a moisturizing lotion.
Do not scrub or use a washcloth if skin is peeling.
A non-comedogenic moisturizer (e.g. Jan Marini Face Transformation Cream / PCA Skin Rebalance) may be used as often as needed to relieve any dryness and control peeling.
If you are being prescribed a topical retinoid (retinol, tretinoin, Renova, Differin) cream, you may start or restart this medication 4-5 days after the peel (start every other day and increase to daily as tolerated)
DO NOT PICK, PEEL, SCRAPE, OR SCRATCH FLAKY SKIN. THIS CAN LEAD TO DARK OR LIGHT SPOTS!
Wait at least one week after treatment to have any facial treatments.