What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a topical skin rejuvenation treatment. A chemical peel safely removes the surface layers of your skin with a specially formulated acidic substance, exposing the younger layers beneath. The result? Firmer skin that looks younger and more vibrant. Chemical peels help resolve a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including rough skin, age spots, sun-damaged skin, uneven pigmentation, and acne scars. Although there are certain chemical peels that are just for your face, there are others that can be performed on your chest, neck, arms, hands, and legs. Because every customer has different needs, we offer light, medium and deep chemical peels that penetrate at different levels.

Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?

Chemical peels are popular with men and women of varying ages who would like to achieve brighter, more beautiful skin. This treatment is ideal for patients who:

  • Want to improve the overall appearance of their skin
  • Have fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging
  • Have acne scars or other types of scars
  • Have hyperpigmentation or sun damage
  • Have uneven skin texture or tone

Your Initial Consultation

If you're considering a chemical peel in the Chicago area, we suggest visiting one of our five locations for a consultation. We also offer virtual consultations for your convenience. We will examine your skin, understand your goals, and determine if a chemical peel is the best treatment option for you, and which level of peel is likely best for your skin.

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What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel

A chemical peel treatment typically lasts less than one hour. All chemical peels at Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery are administered by medical professionals. These chemical peels will vary in strength or intensity, as will the comfort level of treatment. Still, even the most intense chemical peels only cause a mild warm or tingling sensation in the skin. The chemical peel solution will be left on the skin for a predetermined amount of time, depending on the strength of the peel and your treatment goals. Once that time has passed, the chemical peel will be removed and your skin will be cleansed.

Recovery and Results

The recovery from a chemical peel treatment will vary depending on the strength of the chemical peel received. You will typically get more intense results with a deeper peel, but there is also a longer recovery time for it. Flaking or peeling skin is common for most patients after a chemical peel treatment. This may last a week or two, but it is essential to the healing process. During this initial recovery period, the skin may be red or sensitive. It is important to avoid excessive sun exposure and any other irritants that may damage the skin.

The results from your chemical peel treatment will become visible in the weeks following treatment as the skin heals. After the outermost layer of skin is removed, you will notice softer, more radiant skin underneath. If you are receiving a chemical peel treatment to address specific cosmetic concerns, you may need to receive multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve optimal results. Many patients also choose to receive regular treatments to maintain their results for as long as possible.

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Why Choose Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery for a Chemical Peel?

We invite you to relax and unwind at our luxury med spa, where medical professionals with decades of experience provide your aesthetic treatments. Our patients deserve a private, comfortable space, expert techniques, and the latest in aesthetic technology. We are proud to provide just that. Expect a personalized treatment plan with a compassionate, professional approach. To learn more, please call today to schedule your consultation.

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