Reasons Why You Should Have a Chemical Peel on Good Things Utah
Chemical peels are a tried-and-true aesthetic treatment that has been around longer than any laser on the market. At Utah Facia Plastics one of the things, we love is how customizable chemical peels are. We are able to treat patients with various skin types and concerns, including texture and tone.
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses chemical exfoliant to remove damaged layers of skin. Chemical peels come in various strengths, meaning they can either be very superficial or can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
Chemical Peels and Your Skin
Chemical peel strengths range from light, medium, and deep. During an individual consultation, your master esthetician will discuss your skin concerns and how much peeling you will be able to tolerate. Chemical peels can be done on just about any skin on the body, however the most common areas are the face, neck, and decollate. We always recommend extending your treatment down to your decollate because this area of the body typically gets a lot of unprotected sun exposure and is oftentimes neglected. It is ideal that your decollate and neck look just as good as your face.
A light chemical peel of course will require the least amount of downtime. Lighter chemical peels are ideal for those individuals who are looking for a simple, low downtime treatment. Common reasons to have a light chemical peel would be to treat acne, rough or dull skin, or if you have an event coming up to achieve and overall brighter glow.
A medium strength chemical peel is focused more on the outer and middle layers of the skin. Medium peels are slightly stronger than lighter peels but are able to go deeper and treat wrinkles, scars, uneven skin tone and texture. Patients should expect some dryness and peeling with medium depth chemical peels.
Deep peels are more aggressive and are designed to treat bigger skin concerns. They treat fine to moderate lines, acne scarring, and moderate to severe photo damage. They provide quicker results with more downtime. Peeling should be expected.
Benefits of a chemical peel:
- Skin cell turn over
- Tighter, brighter skin
- Prevent skin cancer cells from forming
- Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of overall tone and texture
- Correct sun damage and age spots
- Less pigmentation
- Clearer skin
What to Expect After A Chemical Peel
Even though chemical peels can leave you with flakey, dry skin for anywhere between 5-7 days, these treatments are considered minimally invasive. During a chemical peel it is completely normal for the skin to feel hot and what we like to call a “stingle” (sting and tingle). This all depends on the intensity of the chemical peel you are having. The “stingle” lasts about 30 minutes, which is usually the time it takes to have a peel. Afterwards, the skin will feel as if it were sunburned. Chemical peels can be a little uncomfortable, but patients tend to tolerate them very well. One chemical peel brand that UFP uses is called the VI Peel. It has amazing benefits and is very comfortable on the skin, unlike most chemical peels.
Depending on your lifestyle or upcoming events, we are able to customize a peel recovery that is going to work best for the patient.
How Often Should Chemical Peels Be Done
Home care is always best, but it doesn’t always provide enough exfoliation and damage repair. Chemical peels can be done every 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the peel and will add enhanced benefits and skin turnover quicker. Whether it’s a light peel or a deep peel, it is the perfect way to maintain smoother, more youthful looking skin. Chemical peels are a great option for anyone.
For more information about chemical peels, contact our office at 801-776-2220 or schedule a consultation with Utah Facial Plastics.