Medical Grade Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels stimulate and exfoliate the skin to reveal smoother, softer, and more radiant skin.
About the Treatment
A chemical peel is one of the most popular options for skin rejuvenation. Chemical peels provide a simple method of peeling away the signs of aging from our face, as they brighten, smooth, and even skin tone. Chemical peels can be used on other areas such as your neck, hands and chest.
The process of getting older should be celebrated, not worried about! Wrinkles, discoloration, or dull skin can be diminished with a professional chemical peel that will give you a youthful radiance.
Chemical peels treat a number of skin conditions such as: Age spots, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, light sagging skin, melasma, acne and acne scars, and a dull complexion.
Benefits of chemical peels:
- Brighten your skin
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Even out skin tone
- Increase collagen and elastin
- Lighten unwanted pigmentation
- Lighten acne blemishes and prevent future outbreaks
- Smooth rough skin
We offer chemical peels that are best for your skin texture and tone while complementing your customized skincare plan, which includes skincare to complete your future investment in making you look and feel your best.
Chemical peels are considered light, medium or deep, depending on the acid’s strength. Your aesthetic specialist at SPMA will recommend peels depending on your treatment’s focus.
We use different types of chemical peels to treat various skin conditions efficiently!
What to Expect
- The peel procedure takes around 10-30 minutes, depending on the type of peel and the number of layers applied. Combined full treatment experience at SPMA is 60 minutes.
- During the peel procedure, some mild tingling, itching, and heating sensation may be temporarily experienced.
- The day after the procedure the skin may feel tight
- 3 to 14 days out, flaking and peeling may occur, although not required to achieve the optimal results.
- All peel procedures may cause sensitivity to heat and sun for several days — wear sunscreen!
Pre and Post-Treatment
How to Prepare for a Peel
- Discontinue topical retinoids at least 1 week before the peel; oral retinoids require a 6 month washout period
- Provide accurate and complete medical history including all prescription medication and other cosmetic treatments
- Do not shave treatment area the day of your peel
After Peel (7-14 days)
- Follow post-procedure care
- Wait a minimum of 2 hours before contact with water
- Avoid strenuous exercise on the day of the procedure
- Avoid sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and sunscreen
- Do not rub or scratch the area treated
- Do not pull on the skin to facilitate the peeling
- Avoid using products with retinoids, AHAs or BHAs until the skin has returned to baseline
- Do not use scrubs or abrasive cleansers
- Presence of active herpes simplex lesions in the area treated
- Recent (less than 6 months) facial surgery, blepharoplasty, face lift, etc.
- Recent (less than 6 months) laser treatments, dermabrasion and any other treatment that may alter or compromise skin
- Recent (less than 6 months) use of Accutane
- Previous radiotherapy of the portion of the skin to be exfoliated that might comprise the skin
- Family history of developing keloids and or hypertrophic scars
- Family history of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Treatments with oral retinoids (less than 6 months)
- Recent or planned sun exposure
- Other related medical conditions to be discussed with SPMA staff