Those who want to reduce fine lines, treat sun damage and wrinkles associated with aging, improve acne treatment, mild scars, and reduce age spots, dark patches, and freckles can benefit from chemical peels, which exfoliate and peel off the skin. However, they’re not recommended for individuals prone to scarring, those with a history of severe cold sores, or darker-skinned individuals with an increased risk of skin discoloration post-procedure.
A typical session lasts about 30 minutes to an hour.
The number of sessions depends on your skin condition and desired results. It’s best to discuss this with your skincare professional.
After the treatment, you might experience some redness, peeling, and sensitivity to the sun. It’s best to avoid heavy sun exposure and some skincare products for a time after the peel.
Temporary side effects can include redness, dryness, peeling or flaking, and sensitivity to the sun.
Depending on your skin condition, your skincare professional might recommend you prepare your skin with specific products for a couple of weeks before the treatment.