Chemical peels are an essential part of skin health. Our peels are an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns to improve tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles, breakouts, and dark spots. If you haven't experienced a peel, don't be intimidated. Contact us to discuss our iS Clinical® peels, applied by certified clinicians because the post-peel reality results in a glowing, healthy complexion.
Peeling Is Exfoliation.
When your skin peels or flakes after treatment, your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt, and debris. The result is glowing skin!
You Won't Necessarily Experience Visible Peeling.
That doesn't mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, depending on skin type, resilience, type of peel, and the number of layers applied.
Some experience 'sheeting' when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Others may have 'flaking' when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, wintery skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not even visible. So, if you don't peel, know that your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation happens on a cellular level that the naked eye can't see. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Eileen will decide which peel is best for your skin and what you want to accomplish.
Peels Work for a Busy Lifestyle
There is no real downtime for some chemical peels — you'll leave your MedSpa session with a healthy glow and be able to carry on with your regular activities. However, there are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. We will provide you with detailed instructions after your procedure. By diligently following them, you will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. It would be best if you also avoided anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after a treatment.