When you look in the mirror, do you feel as though your skin lacks a healthy glow? Does your skin appear dry and uneven, or does your makeup apply poorly to your skin? Do you look much older than your true age would imply? Years of exposure to the sun and environmental toxins can leave your skin tired-looking and dull. Mild acne scars, age spots, wrinkles from sun damage, and fine lines around your mouth and eyes all contribute to visible signs of aging.
Chemical peels in Tacoma may help you achieve the aesthetic look you want without invasive surgical procedures and long recovery times. Our Med Spa team can help you determine the right treatments for your needs.
During a chemical peel, a solution is applied that causes exfoliation of the top layers of skin. As the new skin grows back, it is smoother and with more radiance. Depending on your skin type, you may need a light or medium peel. In this case, you may need more than one procedure to get the results you are looking for. During your consultation with an experienced master esthetician, you will discuss the depth of the chemical peel they recommend based on your cosmetic concerns and your skin type.
A light chemical peel is used to treat uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and acne. This peel can trigger an immediate change to your skin’s radiance with little or no downtime, and a series of light peels can make a significant difference over time.
A medium-depth chemical peel is used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, while a deep chemical peel is used for precancerous growth, deeper wrinkles, and scars. People in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way who undergo a light or medium chemical peel may need multiple procedures to achieve or maintain the result, but those who get a deep chemical peel will experience the full effect after one peel.
The results from your chemical peel depend on several factors. The depth of the chemical peel is customized to suit your specific cosmetic concerns, budget, and skin type. Each of these factors influences the results.
There are a wide variety of chemical peels, and most are not painful. Some people report mild to moderate discomfort during the procedure, but pain medication is not usually required.
Previously, chemical peels were unavailable to people who scar easily or have a darker complexion. Today, there’s a wide variety of chemical solutions, and most people can benefit from some kind of chemical peel.
People with sensitive skin or dark complexions should still avoid deeper peels since they can result in hyperpigmentation. A good Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way candidate for a chemical peel is dissatisfied with their skin quality, has realistic expectations of the results, and can commit to the recovery period required to ensure the best results.
There are several steps you can take to prepare for your chemical peel, which will improve the results, reduce the risk of scarring, and help your recovery overall. Our Tacoma team will give you specific instructions based on the chemical peel.
Your master esthetician may also recommend using a retinoid cream for several weeks before the treatment to help with healing. Take care to avoid unprotected sun exposure before and immediately after the procedure since this can trigger irregular pigmentation in the areas being treated.
There are also certain cosmetic treatments and hair removal techniques (waxing, sugaring, or threading, for example) that should be avoided in the weeks leading up to your chemical peel. Our team will discuss those with you.
The time it takes to heal depends on the depth of your chemical peel. For many people, a light to medium chemical peel requires you to take from one day to one week before you are ready to be out in public. The skin can look sunburned and typically feels dry and sensitive. The amount of skin you see peeling after the treatment in Tacoma, Federal Way, and Puyallup does not indicate the success of the peel. It is crucial that you do not pick at your skin after a chemical and closely follow your provider’s instructions. This will help minimize the risk of an infection and improve the results of the chemical peel.
Call today to schedule your consultation with an experienced master esthetician who will discuss your cosmetic concerns and recommend the chemical peel that will best meet your aesthetic goals. We can help you address your skin concerns with minimal downtime and without surgery.