What to Expect Before and After Chemical Peel Treatment Q&A
A chemical peel is a skin treatment involving a chemical solution to stimulate exfoliation. It is essential to speak with a skincare professional before the process to choose the suitable peel for your skin type and concerns. After the procedure, you may experience slight discomfort for a short time. Dr. Vishal Patel, MD., and his devoted staff at Bergen Premier Aesthetics provide customized consultations to tailor the chemical peel to your specific needs, resulting in revitalized and smoother skin. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020.
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Chemical peels are a very effective skin resurfacing treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to provide intense exfoliation, resulting in smoother, more evenly toned skin. It is a great option for almost every skin condition, from reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to discoloration, and scarring.
Immediately following your chemical peel treatment, your skin will likely be a bit red, with a tingling or mild burning sensation, some dryness, mild swelling, and irritation to follow for a few days. After a day or two, the skin will start to peel, becoming flaky and leading to some temporary discolorations or imperfections that will become more noticeable, with some patients noticing their skin breaking out a little bit or looking a bit darker than typical at this point. Around one week following the chemical peel treatment, the redness, dryness, and peeling should start to go away, allowing your complexion to feel healthy and normal once again. At this point, the skin will continue to look healthier as the new skin cells become visible, with some lingering redness or a lighter or darker complexion that should completely subside within one month.
The results provided by a chemical peel will likely start to become noticeable within one week or 10 days following a light or medium-level treatment as the new skin cells start to take effect on the skin. For deep chemical peel treatments, the results will likely take closer to two full weeks before fully developing, likely with some redness that will last for a bit longer. The timeline for results will vary a bit from patient to patient depending on the depth of the chemical peel as well as how the individual’s skin responds to the treatment, with some people being able to notice their beautiful results develop after just a few days. The results provided by the chemical peel will likely start to develop even as the skin is in the process of peeling.
Patients who receive a light or medium chemical peel will be able to heal a bit sooner than those who opt for a deep chemical peel, with the light or medium treatments only taking around one to two weeks for the surface of the skin to be completely healed, with some redness that may continue to persist for a month or so. Healing from a deep chemical peel will be quite a bit more intense, often causing severe swelling, redness, burning, and throbbing, but will be fully healed within two to three weeks.
In all cases, the redness will likely stick around for a little bit, but the results will become noticeable pretty quickly, improving the tone and texture of the complexion, which will last for a while. Deep chemical peels are effective but typically only completed once for an eligible patient, providing long-lasting results that can be maintained through regular light or medium chemical peels, whereas medium and light peels can be followed up with treatments every month or so.
The longevity of the results provided from a chemical peel treatment will predominantly depend on the depth of peel that is completed, with light chemical peels often providing beautiful results that will only last one or two months the first handful of times, but with continued treatments, the results can start to last closer to 6 months at a time. Being a bit more intense, results provided by a medium chemical peel will often last closer to two to four months initially, also lasting closer to 6 months or even a bit longer after several maintenance treatments. Deep chemical peels will provide the longest-lasting results, sometimes even lasting an entire lifetime due to the depth and intensity of the treatments, but are much more of an invasive treatment option, with far fewer patients being recommended for this route. The results provided from all types of chemical peels can be prolonged through good skin care that consists of high-quality skin care products, a healthy lifestyle, and proper protection against sun damage.
A chemical peel at Bergen Premier Aesthetics offers you a complexion that is smoother, brighter, and more flawless. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020. We serve patients from Edgewater NJ, Fort Lee NJ, North Bergen NJ, Cliffside Park NJ, Weehawken NJ, Englewood NJ, and Ridgefield Park NJ.