Face peeling

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers revealing smoother, healthier skin. With a light or medium peel, you most likely will need to undergo the procedure more than once to get the desired results.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin, and superficial scars — usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. At our Bismarck and Minot practice, we offer customized chemical peels, based on a personalized skin assessment.

Frequently asked questions

  • Light chemical peel. A light chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It’s used to treat acne, uneven skin tone, and dullness. You can have a light peel every two to four weeks, and despite the name, you may not even peel!
  • Medium chemical peel. A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of the dermis (deep to the epidermis).  It’s used to treat fine wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.
  • Deep chemical peel. A deep chemical peel removes skin cells even deeper and might be recommended for deeper wrinkles, scars, or aggressive hyperpigmentation. You won’t need to repeat procedures to get the full effect.  A deep peel must be performed in a surgical setting with IV sedation or general anesthesia.

• One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, depository creams, and laser hair removal.
• Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A and hydroquinone as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide.
• Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers, or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel.

*Disclaimer: The results described and displayed here and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have received those services. All results may vary and may not be permanent. The Aesthetic Center does not make guarantees of results.

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