You may have heard that a chemical peel can refresh and rejuvenate your skin with no real downtime and has fast results. However, depending on the type of skin condition being treated as well as other factors, you may need more than one peel to get the results you are looking for. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a facial treatment in which a chemical solution is placed on the face. The chemical causes the skin to peel after a day or two, and the peeling will continue for several days. When the peeling stops, it will reveal fresher, more rejuvenated skin. Chemical peels can be repeated frequently to keep skin looking fresh, or they can be repeated every couple of weeks for more dramatic results.
A chemical peel can be used to treat any skin type and several skin conditions. The reason that you are getting a chemical peel often determines how many peels it will take to get the results you are seeking. Here are some examples of what chemical peels can treat and how many sessions it takes to see results.
- Acne treatment—4 to 5 peels, one every two weeks
- Lines and wrinkles—6 peels, one every 6 to 8 weeks
- Sun damage—6 peels, one every 4 to 6 weeks
- Hyperpigmentation—6 peels, one every 4 to 6 weeks
If you want to get a chemical peel just for fresher skin, a light chemical peel repeated every three to six months will be sufficient. You only need intense, frequent, repeated peels if you are tackling one of the above-mentioned uses for chemical peels.
If you are ready to try chemical peels for yourself, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.