Embrace the Season of Renewal: The Allure of Chemical Peels in Spring

Spring is a great time for a chemical peel, since this exfoliating treatment strips away dry or damaged winter skin and resurfaces healthy, beautiful skin. If you are considering a chemical peel in Wilmington, NC, here is everything you need to know about chemical peel treatments at Glo Medspa.

Your Chemical Peel Options

There are three basic categorizations of chemical peels: light, medium and deep. This refers to how deeply the chemical peel penetrates the skin, which corresponds to the skin conditions that each can treat. Light chemical peels like Apeele target the superficial layer of skin and are a great option to quickly refresh smoother skin with a more radiant complexion. A medium chemical peel (VI Peel, Precision DermaPeel, or SkinMedica Vitalize Peel) will produce more intensive results and can be used to treat deep wrinkles, acne scarring, and rough skin texture. A deep peel like the SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel will require some down time but will provide the most comprehensive benefits for significant scarring, wrinkling, and other skin concerns. 

How Do You Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

Before your chemical peel, you can prepare by:

  • Staying out of the sun
  • Avoiding use of topicals for wrinkles
  • Avoiding retinoids
  • Stopping or completing any antibiotics
  • Staying hydrated and avoiding alcohol and tobacco 

What to Expect?

Chemical peels function by removing layers of dead or damaged skin cells. After a light peel, you should expect some scaling and flaking. Your doctor may choose to apply a soothing layer of protectant, such as petroleum jelly, to lower skin irritation. You can probably wear makeup to cover any redness within a day or two. 

A medium chemical peel can result in some swelling and stinging. You may experience redness for a couple of weeks after your peel. If possible, plan for some time at home to recover from the sun. 

After a deep peel, peeling will last for several days, and moderate redness and swelling is common. Because this peel removes skin at the deeper layers, it’s important to be gentle with your skin and let your body heal. Make sure after any chemical peel that you make it to your follow-up appointments and complete any recommended courses of antibiotics or post-procedure skincare.

Chemical Peel Results

Patients can see significant improvements in the texture and tone of their skin after chemical peel treatments. Our team of skin experts will help you find the best chemical peel for your specific skin needs. Conditions that can be treated include wrinkles, rough skin texture, acne scarring, acne-prone skin, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. To maintain your results, it is critical that you protect your fresh skin from sun damage and keep it moisturized. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re looking to glow up before the summer season, a chemical peel might be a great treatment option for you. To learn more about how you can benefit from a personalized chemical peel treatment, schedule a consultation today at Glo Medspa in Wilmington, NC.