As we grow older, our skin does as well. This means it will inevitably lose its elasticity and glow, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be permanent. Chemical peels are a great way to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin, giving it back that radiant look of years past.
A chemical peel is an extreme exfoliation technique that removes dead and damaged skin cells to bring out newer, smoother layers of skin.
By applying a topical solution to the outer layer of the skin, the chemical peel, as the name suggests, does exactly what it sounds like. The solution peels away the damaged outer layer of skin, revealing a new, healthy layer of skin lying beneath.
Chemical peels come in many different levels of intensity. The variety of peel a patient needs or chooses depends on what they are seeking and their skin sensitivity. Peels range from light, medium, or deep intensity. Typically, the more intense the peel, the longer the recovery time.*
During the procedure, patients have experienced a tingling sensation, similar to a sunburn. Afterwards, there may be some sensitivity, redness, or swelling. It all depends on the patient’s skin composition and the intensity of the peel. The side effects from chemical peels typically dissipate in a matter of hours to a matter of days, depending upon the peel chosen.
Chemical peels are a non-invasive, non-surgical option to rejuvenate the face. They have little to no side effects or downtime, and they can be customized to fit the patient’s needs.*
If you would like to like to schedule an appointment with one of our providers to see if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel, please contact our Calgary office to schedule a consultation.