Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Will a chemical peel help my skin?
- How long does it take to have a chemical peel?
- Can I go right back to work?
- Is a chemical peel painful?
- Can I go out into the sun after having a chemical peel?
- How many chemical peels should I have and how often is it recommended?
- Will a chemical peel remove deep lines or wrinkles?
A chemical peel is a procedure that rejuvenates skin. Most individuals find benefit from the application of glycolic acid. In almost all cases, patients will notice a improved vitality of skin.
About thirty minutes in total, hence it has often been referred to as "the lunch time peel".
In most cases, work or other normal activities may be resumed immediately.
No. There is a mild degree of "tingling" or a slightly itchy sensation while the glycolic acid is in contact with the skin. Upon neutralizing the peel, the skin feels fresh and smooth without discomfort.
You may go outside, but sunscreen must be worn for at least a few days after the peel as your skin will likely be a little more sensitive to sun exposure.
Many individuals find that a peel performed every four to six weeks gives optimal results. Glycolic acid peels complement the regular use of other products such as glycolic acid containing preparations that can be used on a regular basis at home. The short term exposure of a higher concentration of glycolic acid on a periodic basis helps maintain skin health and appearance.
A glycolic acid peel will not remove deep lines. Laser resurfacing
is recommended in most cases where wrinkles are advanced. However, a peel will often improve the tone, texture, smoothness and appearance of skin.