It’s Peel Season!

Peel away all those dead layers

What is a Peel?

According to the Mayo Clinic “A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.”

Benefits include ;

  • diminishing
    • fine lines
    • wrinkles
    • age spots
    • scarring
    • melanoma
  • improve
    • the skin’s texture
    • the skin’s appearance
  • they can also be used to
    • treat certain types of acne
    • minimize the risk of some skin cancers.

Some FAQs

Q: How are they performed?

A: After the client’s initial consultation and skin analysis, a two-week skin care regimen prior to the chemical peel may be recommended.  On treatment day the skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a chemical solution designed specifically for each client’s skin is applied to the treatment area.

Q: Is it painful?

A: Most clients may experience skin tightening, heat or a slight tingling sensation, but not pain.  However, sometimes a pin pricking or stinging feeling may occur.  More aggressive chemical peels can intensify these sensations. An activity scale is used to gauge each client’s sensitivity level and ensure their comfort during the procedure.

Q: How long will the results last?

A: The quality of a daily skincare regimen after a peel will help to determine the longevity of its results, and varies from client to client.  As the skin continues to age naturally, quality home skincare and monthly maintenance facials or peels is essential to keeping the skin healthy and beautiful.

Q: What is the difference between this and a facial?

A: Both are very beneficial treatments for your skin. The chemical peel applications performed at Skin Therapy of Charlotte are medical grade peel solutions to help correct a variety of skin conditions and maintain your skin’s health by increasing cellular renewal rate. A facial is a much more relaxing and lengthy treatment done to maintain healthy skin that is not in need of as much correction.

Check out Peel FAQs for more information!

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