What are Chemical Peels?
If you are bothered by skin flaws, including scars, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven patches, or hyperpigmentation issues, you may want to consider a chemical peel. This professional facial treatment uses chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) to reveal healthier, smoother skin. At Nuance Medspa in Ridgefield, WA, board-certified physician Dr. Son Do offers noninvasive chemical peel treatments that repair the skin on the neck and face so your complexion appears more radiant. Chemical peels eliminate dead or damaged skin cells using a personalized solution on the skin that causes the surface layer to peel off.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Ridgefield, WA office, we perform chemical peels in multiple strengths (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin needs and goals.
Light peels: You can have a light peel on your lunch break and go right back to your routine. This level of peel will remove the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually suggest that you receive a light chemical peel at least once a month for the ideal glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of peel reaches further into the skin, and patients usually prefer to have this level of facial treatment over an extended weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for increased discomfort during and up to one hour after your chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are designed for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that may leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for 2 – 3 weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel may have age or dark spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep scars.
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Can I Have a Chemical Peel?
Seeking the advice of a skin professional is the first step in the journey to healthy, smooth skin. A team member at Nuance Medspa will assess your skin in an examination in our Ridgefield, WA office before selecting a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, should have noticeable issues with their skin, including rough patches, acne scars, flaky skin, discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We will suggest different strengths of peels to meet your concerns.
What to Expect after Your Peel
Depending on the strength of the chemical peel you choose, you can expect your face to itch and peel, from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Do or a member of his team will give instructions on how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the healing process, it's not helpful to pull the skin off. You could create scarring to your delicate skin.
Great Skin Starts here
If you are new to professional facial treatments, Nuance Medspa can help you find the best procedure for your goals. With a chemical peel, your skin begins to repair itself, revealing a smoother, clearer complexion. Contact our office in Ridgefield, WA to make an appointment, and hear more about the benefits of chemical peels, as well as cost information.