If you’re struggling with surface skin issues such as acne, dull complexion, fine lines, scars, or enlarged pores, we have the perfect treatment for you. Chemical peels are a fantastic treatment that targets several common skin issues. If you’re interested in this treatment, here is everything you need to know about them!


What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an exfoliation treatment. This treatment essentially creates a controlled wound to remove superficial layers of the skin. Chemical peels remove the dead skin built up and help encourage a new layer of healthy skin to form. There are many different types and degrees of chemical peels. At AFYA, we offer three main peels; Glycolic Peels, Vitamin A Peels, and Resveratrol Malic Peels. We offer customized treatment plans using a series of light and medium depth peels to target specific issues.


What Issues do Chemical Peels Treat?

Chemical peels are a great treatment because they can be used to address a number of skin issues. This treatment helps with many surface issues by removing the dead layers of skin and promoting fresh layers. Chemical peels are primarily used to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, dry skin, oily skin, enlarged pores, and dull complexion. We will customize your chemical peel plan based on the issues you want to treat.


How Long do Chemical Peels Take?

In general, chemical peels take 30 to 60 minutes per treatment. We usually recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments for optimal results. Treatments can be performed 2 to 4 weeks apart depending on the depth of the peel and your skin’s tolerance.


How Quickly do Chemical Peel Results Appear?

Chemical peels take around a week to appear. For light grade peels, you’ll notice a change day by day as the old skin sloughs off, leaving behind a fresh, healthy layer. For medium peels, there will be some redness and flaking for a few days before you start to notice a change.


Is There Any Aftercare for Chemical Peels?

Depending on the chemical peel’s depth, there will be some redness for a few days after. Light grade peels are generally good for every skin type and have a little downtime. We will cover aftercare in more depth during your appointment, but you should avoid harsh chemicals and the sun in general after your appointment. Make sure to keep your skin hydrated and avoid cleansing for a few days. You should also avoid waxing, laser hair removal, and other skin treatments for a week before your chemical peel.


Want to learn more or see if a chemical peel is right for you? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary skin consultation!


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