Five Misconceptions About Chemical Peels
You might think of a chemical peel as shedding the signs of aging, acne, fine lines and more. The popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure chemical peel is a patient favorite here at Elias Dermatology for many reasons. The main ones – the procedure improves the look and feel of your skin.
A Chemical Peel Is an Excellent Exfoliator
A chemical peel is an exfoliator used to enhance and smoothen the appearance of your skin and can be done on your face, neck, hands, and other body parts, as needed. Here’s how it works: an aesthetician applies a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. It’s a simple procedure that yields impressive results.
Chemical peels are ideal for improving certain skin issues:
- Helps improve acne or acne scars
- Improves the appearance of mild scars
- Treats wrinkles
- Reduces fine lines
- Helps treat sun-damaged skin
- Reduces age spots, skin discolorations, brown-spots, blotchiness
Chemical Peels Are Very Popular
Chemical peels are safe and effective with successful results, and they’re cost-effective. It’s no wonder patients can’t get enough of them. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peels were among the top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2017.
There are many different types of chemical peels – light, medium, and deep, and long with different brands. We perform a number of them here at ELIAS Dermatology, including Vi Peel Purify Acne, Vi Peel Anti-Aging, Vi Peel with Precision Plus, and Glow Peel. As more people look into getting a chemical peel, we wanted to share some insight with 5 Misconceptions on Chemical Peels.
Misconception #5 They’re Safe to Do at Home or a Spa
A chemical peel is best left to medical professionals, such as Aestheticians at a dermatologist office. Our team of licensed and certified Aestheticians are among the best in the industry and will take great care of you.
Misconception #4 They’re Only for Older People
Nothing could be further from the truth. Younger people tend to struggle with acne, which chemical peels can successfully target. On top of that, many women begin to see the beginning of wrinkles in their mid-twenties, and prevention is key.
Misconception #3 The Recovery Time is Lengthy
As previously mentioned, there are different types of chemical peels, and that, along with the skin issue you’re addressing guides the recovery time. For example, if you get a light or mild chemical peel, there’s minimal downtime, with a bit of redness and some sensitivity. Recovery time is a bit longer for more deeper peels.
Misconceptions #2: Long Time Before You See Results
You will see some results, immediately, but you will also see some redness. And depending on your goals, you will likely need a series of peels. But when you do finally look at your chemical peel before and after photo, you will definitely notice a marked difference and be impressed with what you see.
Misconception #1 They’re Painful
There can be some sensitivity and redness, but there's little to no discomfort. We utilize a pain-free approach here at Elias Dermatology, ensuring our patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort.
Our Team of Medical Professionals are Ready to Help Enhance Your Beauty
Our amazing and compassionate team of doctors and other medical staff members would love to meet you and talk with you about how a chemical peel can help improve your skin and enhance your beauty. Join the beauty believers!