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Chemical Peels

For people seeking a transformative journey for more rejuvenated skin without surgery, chemical peels might be the ideal solution. This specialized cosmetic procedure is offered by Valley Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center.

Our SkinMedica chemical peel treatments are designed to penetrate below the skin’s surface, promoting regeneration on the face, neck or hands. Discover the power of exfoliation as layers of the skin peel away, leaving behind a smoother, softer and healthier complexion.

What is a Chemical Peel?

What is a Chemical Peel?

The result is a smoother, softer, and healthier complexion. Chemical peels are a popular choice among individuals seeking a swift, lasting improvement for various skin conditions.

The result is a smoother, softer, and healthier complexion. Chemical peels are a popular choice among individuals seeking a swift, lasting improvement for various skin conditions.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels can address a spectrum of skin concerns, including:

Chemical peels come in various intensities, allowing for tailored treatments based on individual needs and aesthetic goals. For those new to chemical peels, a superficial peel with mild acid is often recommended. As the skin adjusts and fully heals, stronger peels can be introduced for more targeted results.

It’s essential to note that chemical peels are most effective for individuals with mild to moderate skin conditions. During your consultation with Valley Dermatology, we will review your health history and assess your skin to ensure a chemical peel is the best treatment option for you.

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What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

Our skilled practitioners will guide you through the process, ensuring a personalized approach that aligns with your unique skin needs.  While the specific steps for a SkinMedica chemical peel can vary based on the type and intensity of the peel, here is a general overview of the typical process:

Consultation

Before undergoing a SkinMedica chemical peel, you will have a consultation where your skin will be assessed, and your specific concerns and goals will be discussed. Your practitioner will determine the most suitable type and strength of chemical peel for your skin type and condition.

Preparation

In the days or weeks leading up to the peel, you may be advised to prepare your skin by using specific skincare products. This preparation helps enhance the effectiveness of the peel and minimizes potential side effects. You also may be advised to stop certain skin care products.

Cleansing

On the day of the peel, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, oil and other impurities. This ensures that the chemical peel can penetrate the skin effectively.

Application of the Chemical Solution

Next, the chemical solution is carefully applied to the treatment area. The solution contains acids like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) or other active ingredients depending on the specific peel. The solution is safely left on the skin for a predetermined amount of time.

Sensation Monitoring

During the application, you may experience a tingling or warming sensation. Your practitioner will closely monitor your skin’s response to ensure the peel is proceeding as intended. It’s common to feel some level of mild discomfort, but this is typically temporary.

Neutralization (if applicable)

Some chemical peels may require neutralization to stop the chemical reaction on the skin. Your practitioner will decide if this step is necessary based on the type of peel used.

Post-Peel Care Instructions

After the peel, your practitioner will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin during the recovery period. This may include using specific skincare products, avoiding sun exposure and refraining from activities that could irritate the skin.

Recovery

The recovery time can vary depending on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels may result in minimal downtime, while deeper peels may involve a more extended recovery period. It’s crucial to follow post-peel care instructions to optimize results and minimize potential side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process promotes skin regeneration and can improve various skin concerns.

Chemical peels can address a range of skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles and uneven skin tone.

The type of chemical peel suitable for you depends on your skin type, concerns, and the desired outcome. At Valley Dermatology, we will assess your skin during a consultation and recommend the most appropriate peel for your needs.

Sensations during a chemical peel can vary, but some individuals may experience a tingling or warming sensation. Discomfort is generally temporary and practitioners take steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

The recovery time depends on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels may have minimal downtime, while deeper peels may involve a more extended recovery period. Your practitioner will provide specific post-peel care instructions.

Why Should I Choose Valley Dermatology for Chemical Peels?

Valley Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is your premier destination for comprehensive and compassionate dermatological care in the Pacific Northwest. Led by Dr. Scott Smith, our skilled team is dedicated to delivering top-notch medical services and ensuring an optimal patient experience. We prioritize attentive listening, addressing concerns, and crafting personalized skin treatment plans.

Specializing in skin cancer treatments, including Mohs micrographic surgery, as well as cosmetic services, our experts are here to assist with concerns ranging from acne to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as skin disorders. Trust us for unparalleled service on your journey to healthier, beautiful skin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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