For those who have never experienced a chemical peel, the mere thought of this treatment may evoke an image of peeling skin and a week spent hiding your face from the outside world. However, just the opposite is true. Peels are essential for healthy skin because they help reverse aging and improve the complexion. At AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, we offer different peels that will perfect your skin, restore youth, and help you maintain optimal skin health year-round.
Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?
Let’s clear the air. Chemical peels actually help your skin, not hurt it. You just have to find a skin expert like Dr. Margo Aura Emami, who can choose one that helps address your skin type and condition. Once you find the right match, and you’ll get some beautiful results, and you’ll be hooked. Peels will become a regular part of your monthly skincare routine, and you’ll never go back to a life without them.
Choosing the Right Peel
When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Margo Aura Emami will evaluate your skin and design a therapeutic peel that helps meet your skin’s needs. Different peels contain different combinations of acids. If your skin requires a gentle peel, you will most likely qualify for one that contains a combination of alpha-hydroxy, lactic, glycolic, or fruit acids.
If your skin requires a stronger peel to address problematic skin conditions and aging, you may qualify for one with trichloroacetic acid to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, address pigmentation issues, and erase superficial blemishes.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are skincare treatments that chemically exfoliate the skin. They contain a combination of acids that dissolve the top layer of the skin to remove the dead skin cell barrier that keeps your skin from glowing and radiating youth.
What Can They Treat?
A chemical peel is an effective skincare treatment that can help those with beautiful skin and those with problematic skin conditions. They help improve overall skin health and perfect the complexion. Some of the most common conditions that this treatment can address and correct include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin and skin laxity
- Hyperpigmentation and discoloration
- Acne scars or general facial scars
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damage
- Aging skin
- Uneven skin texture
- Dull or poor skin tone
What Happens During a Treatment?
Typically, chemical peels are performed in conjunction with a facial. Once your skin has been cleansed and prepared for treatment, the customized chemical peel will be applied to your face. These peels can be used to improve the skin on your neck, hands, and your face, so you can treat multiple areas at once. Once applied, the solution must sit on the surface of your skin for a set period, after which it will then be removed.
How Should I Take Care of My Skin After a Peel?
One of the best things that you can do after a peel is to wear sunscreen. Do not go out into the sun without it because doing so could adversely affect your results. We will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions once your peel is complete.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This exfoliating treatment was never meant to be a “one-and-done” treatment. Instead, chemical peels should be scheduled monthly or bi-monthly based on the type of peel your skin needs. Gentle peels can be scheduled every month since each peel will further improve the skin and maintain skin health.
Stronger peels may need more time between treatments. When we create your treatment plan, we can provide you more information on scheduling your peels to maintain beautiful and healthy skin throughout the year.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
You will notice improvements in your skin after just one treatment, but your results will only get better when you make peels a regular part of your skincare routine. You’ll see your skin improve after each peel appointment. You’ll also notice that you’re fine lines and wrinkles look softer and may even disappear. Skin imperfections will clear, and your complexion will glow.
Will It Make Me Peel?
Your skin may peel after this treatment, but it really depends on your skin type and the strength of the peel used during your treatment. Stronger peels often result in peeling, but this is a completely normal process. Gentle peels may result in some skin peeling based on your skin type.
Peels don’t always make your entire face peel, nor will you have to go into hiding after the treatment. Instead, once your skin heals, you’ll get a beautiful glow that will have everyone wondering what your secret is.
Experience the Power of a Peel
This treatment is one of the easiest ways to target aging and achieve a beautiful, clear, and radiant complexion. Peels are proof that sometimes the simplest treatment can create a complete skin transformation. Contact AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA today, and schedule your initial consultation to find out which peel is right for you.