Chemical Peels

With Pura Vida Lash & Skin

Skincare treatments that use chemical solutions to rejuvenate and improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments designed to enhance skin texture and appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin’s surface. These procedures are commonly used to address various skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and sun damage.

Benefits of Peels

  • Improves Skin Texture: Chemical peels remove dead skin cells, promoting the growth of new, smoother skin.
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Peels can help minimize the appearance of age-related skin concerns.
  • Treats Acne and Scarring: They can improve acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
  • Evens Skin Tone: Peels are effective at addressing hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone caused by sun damage or melasma.

How does a Chemical Peel Work?

During a chemical peel, Deanne, Pura Vida’s skin care specialist, applies a chemical solution to cleansed skin. The choice of chemical solution and its strength depends on the specific skin concern and the desired level of peel. The solution is typically left on the skin for a set amount of time before being neutralized or washed off.

Procedure Duration: The length of the procedure depends on the type of chemical peel but generally ranges from 15 minutes for a superficial peel to about an hour or longer for a deep peel.

What Areas can be Treated?

Chemical peels can be used to treat various areas of the body, primarily focusing on the skin. The specific areas that can be treated with a chemical peel include:

  • Face: The most common area for chemical peels, addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.
  • Neck: Peels can improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging on the neck.
  • Chest (Décolletage): Chemical peels can help diminish sun damage and age-related concerns on the chest area.
  • Hands: They can rejuvenate the skin on the hands, reducing the appearance of age spots and fine lines.
  • Back: Chemical peels can be used to treat acne and acne scars on the back.
  • Arms and Legs: These areas can benefit from peels to reduce hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rough texture.
  • Underarms: Peels may help with pigmentation issues or dark spots in the underarm area.
  • Elbows and Knees: Chemical peels can improve the texture and color of skin in these joint areas.
  • Feet: They can be used to address calluses and rough skin on the soles of the feet.

It’s important to note that the suitability of a chemical peel for a particular area and the type of peel used should be determined by our skin care specialist as different areas may require varying levels of treatment intensity and care.

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What Can I Expect After Treatment?

Recovery and Side Effects: After a chemical peel, the skin may experience redness, peeling, and mild discomfort, which can last from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the depth of the peel. Clients are typically advised to avoid sun exposure and follow a skincare regimen recommended by their provider during the recovery period.

Results: The results of a chemical peel become more apparent as the skin heals. Clients often notice improved skin texture, reduced imperfections, and a rejuvenated appearance.

Maintenance: Multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results, and maintenance peels may be recommended to sustain the benefits over time.

Chemical Peels FAQs

What skin issues can Chemical Peels address?

Chemical peels can treat various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

Is a Chemical Peel painful?

Sensations during a chemical peel can vary. Peels may cause mild tingling or stinging, while deeper peels may be more uncomfortable. 

How long does a Chemical Peel take?

The duration depends on the type of peel, ranging from 15 minutes for a superficial peel to an hour or longer for deep peels.

Is there downtime after a Chemical Peel?

Recovery time varies based on the depth of the peel.

Are Chemical Peels permanent?

The results of chemical peels are not permanent, but they can be long-lasting with proper skincare maintenance and sun protection.

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