As a top Utah skin specialist, Utah Facial Plastics offers a variety of treatments for skin rejuvenation. One popular procedure is a chemical peel, which works well to brighten the skin and address additional skin concerns. There are different options available depending on your needs and concerns and it’s best to meet with one of Utah Facial Plastic’s estheticians. Here are some common questions we frequently get asked about chemical peels in Draper.
Is a chemical peel painful?
Yes and no. It sounds much more painful than it is but you will likely feel some mild discomfort that does not last long. A number of “passes” are done on the skin, typically around 3, which is when you may feel a burning sensation. Passes do not go beyond your point of comfort and your esthetician with have you communicate with her during the procedure. Topical numbing cream can also be applied but most patients do just fine with a chemical peel treatment..
What is the downtime after a chemical peel?
This can vary depending on the strength of the peel and the number of passes made. The stronger the peel, the longer it will take for redness and peeling to subside. The skin will initially feel tight for the first day or two and then slough off, which can take a few days until complete. Some peels work primarily under the skin so you might not peel at all. You may experience a mild amount of redness for the first day or two.
How many chemical peels will I need?
This also varies for each person depending on your needs and concerns, as well as the type of peel used. Most patients will want to do 2-6 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart. With each peel, pigmentation and skin texture will improve and the skin will look brighter overall.