What’s it Really Like to Get a Chemical Peel?
Ever considered a chemical peel?
If so, you’re not alone. This treatment has become an increasingly popular option for women and men alike, with more than 1.3 millionperformed in the United States alone in 2017. But what’s it actually like? And why should you try it for yourself?
Join us as we take a look …
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
If the name sounds a little extreme to you, relax: a chemical peel is nothing to be worried about. The process involves applying a safe form of acid to the face, which works to break the top layers down and reveal smoother, brighter skin beneath.
The acid creates a controlled, safe reaction in the skin to promote the production of collagen, prompting the skin to effectively regenerate. As a result, your face not only looks younger and healthier than before, but actually feels better too.
This makes a chemical peel a great option to keep your skin at its most youthful as you age, due to the body’s gradual drop in collagen-production.
It’s that simple.
What Else Do I Have to Know about Chemical Peels?
What types of chemical peels are available?
There are different degrees of chemical peel, with some designed to penetrate deeper into the skin than others. For example, if you have severe acne scars or sun spots, a medium-depth chemical peel can make a big difference.
A chemical peel reduces the visibility of common signs of ageing too, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does the treatment last?
The amount of time the acid stays on your face varies based on the target penetration-depth and goals. You’ll be given key details like this before the treatment itself, for your own peace of mind.
The recovery period differs in length according to the type of chemical peel too, but it’s generally between five and seven days. Ointments should be applied to the skin to help the healing process along, but again, you’ll be given clear advice on all this before your chemical peel.
Multiple treatments may be required over time to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing. Chemical peels are effective on all skin types too.
Who will perform my chemical peel?
At Astra Medi Spa, our Medical Bright-Chemical Peel is only performed by a registered nurse to ensure the highest standards of safety and accuracy.
You want to feel reassured the person working on your skin has the qualifications, experience and knowledge to achieve the results you’re looking for. And that’s why we’re committed to giving you the best experience — every single time.
You’ll be genuinely amazed by the your skin’s radiance after the chemical peel: it’ll feel tighter to the touch, look more even and have a youthful glow. Wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, acne scars and blemishes will all be less visible.
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.