FAQ – Chemical Peels
Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates for this treatment are those with mild-moderate skin imperfections that result from aging and sun exposure. Our providers will discuss your needs with you and make sure this is an appropriate treatment for you.
What areas can be treated?
Face and neck are the most popular treatment areas.
What does the treatment feel like?
The chemical peel process typically takes about 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
Who performs this treatment?
All Chemical Peel treatments are performed by one of our well-trained skincare professionals. They are extensively trained before performing our treatments and are overseen by Dr. Ricks.
How many treatments are required?
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with a medical-grade skincare regimen.
Are there any side effects?
Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment, but completely resolves once the skin peeling is complete.
Is there any downtime?
Downtime varies based on which chemical peel we choose for your skin. Your provider will discuss your options and choose the appropriate treatment for your needs.
When will I see results?
You may notice some improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved clarity after your first treatment, but it may take multiple treatments to achieve desired results.
Is maintenance required?
Ongoing maintenance may be required to maintain your results. Consult your treatment provider to come up with a regimen that is appropriate for your needs.
How much does it cost?
Pricing varies based on which chemical peel you choose. Consult with your provider to determine the cost for your treatments and find out what package and payment plan options are available for you.