Last updated on June 14, 2023
Chemical peels are a perfect solution for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At My Cosmetic Clinic of Balmain, NSW, you can enjoy the many benefits that a chemical peel has to offer, whether you want a simple surface skin peel or a deep skin peel that will really bring your skin back to a healthy glow.
How Often Can You Get Chemical Peels?
The frequency of chemical peels depends entirely on what kind of chemical peel you are having done. For superficial, or surface layer, peels, you can repeat your treatment up to once a month. By contrast, deep peels require additional healing time for your skin and should only be done once every two to three years.
About the Light Skin Peel
Light skin peels are a very low-intensity process that uses natural acids and vitamins found in fruits to produce results. These peels take less than thirty minutes and produce only mild redness of the skin when they are complete. Most patients return to normal activity immediately and start seeing results immediately. If your goal is long-term healthy skin, your doctor may put you on a treatment plan that includes 3-6 light skin peel treatments performed at regular intervals.
In most cases, the first several skin peel treatments will be done within 10-14 days of one another, giving your skin just the right amount of time to jumpstart the healing and rejuvenation process before undergoing another peel. You will repeat this cycle several times and then continue to have treatments done once a month or less frequently, as needed.
About Deep Skin Peels
Deep skin peels are a slightly different process from a light skin peel. In this case, the chemical peel gel applied to the face is much stronger than that used in a light peel. It goes deep into your skin and causes the outer layers of your skin to peel away while giving you deep exfoliation. This process takes a little bit longer to complete and does take up to two weeks to completely recover from. During this time, the skin may be red and sensitive while your body works to rebuild healthy layers of skin.
Deep skin peels are usually done at the beginning of a longer treatment plan, setting you up for success by giving you a fresh surface to work with. That is also why these treatments are only recommended once every two to three years. In between, you may choose to have light skin peels done to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Skin Peel Questions:
How Does a Peel Work?
A skin peel uses special acids to carefully dissolve the outermost layer of skin cells on your face. These old cells are then exfoliated away when you rinse the peel off and continue to be flushed away as your skin undergoes the full peel process over several weeks. With these cells out of the way, the underlying fresh layer of skin is exposed, soaking up the nutrients that you apply and helping to fill any damaged areas with bright, new skin.
This process may sound complex, but as a patient, you will feel and see almost nothing. The chemical peel is great because it goes to work right away and continues to work without any additional effort on your part, other than regular washing and application of sunscreen.
What Type of Skin Peel Is Right For You?
The type of skin peel recommended by your doctor will depend on the current condition of your skin and what you are trying to achieve. Deep skin peels are only necessary for heavily damaged skin and deep wrinkles. If you are only dealing with the early signs of aging, a light peel may be sufficient to prevent any further lines from developing and keep your skin looking young.
Also, your doctor will schedule a consultation to analyze the quality of your skin and any previous treatments you have done to ensure that you are on the right path for successful treatment.
When Will You See Results?
Depending on the type of peel you have done, you can expect to see some results immediately with slow improvement over time. A deep peel will produce drastic improvements, but it may take up to two weeks for the skin to settle into its new look. Light peels can help your skin look fresher and brighter right away, but the effects will not be fully evident until you have completed the entire treatment course over several months.
Can You Do a Peel At Home?
Many over-the-counter products claim to be skin peels or to work just as well. In general, these products are very mild versions of the light peel you would receive from a professional, and they are not comparable to a deep peel at all. They may be safe to apply on your own, but you cannot expect them to produce the type of results that come from in-depth skin analysis and long-term skincare plan.
Get Ready for a Peel
If you don’t already have a regular chemical peel in your skincare plan, it’s time to schedule your consultation with My Cosmetic Clinic in Balmain, NSW. Contact us today to speak with one of our skincare experts and learn more about the type of chemical peel that is right for you.