What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

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Over time, dull and lifeless skin cells accumulate on the surface of the skin. While routine at-home exfoliation can help keep these skin cells from building up, you may still have these dull, damaged skin cells keeping your skin from looking its best. A chemical peel can remove these old skin cells to reveal a bright new face with fewer lines, wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation spots, and acne scars. 

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What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel usually uses an acid or another chemical applied to the skin to loosen old, dull skin cells and peel them away. The choice of acid depends on how strong a peel your provider has recommended for you. The peel is applied to the skin and left on for a specified amount of time. During this time, the peel works on the layers of skin cells to release dull, damaged ones and bring more vibrant and healthy cells to the surface. 

What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peels come in three different strengths, and while all of them work by peeling away outer layers of skin, some perform a much more intensive peel than others. 

Light Peel

Often containing salicylic or glycolic acids, these peels remove a superficial layer of skin so they do not cause significant peeling. They require little to no downtime, and most people can use them safely. These peels offer an excellent option for quick, easy skin rejuvenation. 

Medium Peel

This more intense peel may involve several weeks of redness, and your skin may temporarily develop discolored areas as it heals. Once the healing has finished, your level of renewal will look more noticeable than with a lighter peel. 

Deep Peel

A peel like this may require some form of sedation to keep you comfortable. Swelling afterward may last for several weeks, and redness can last for months. As a result, the skin, after healing, will look dramatically younger and more rejuvenated. 


What is Getting a Chemical Peel Like?

Your provider will apply the peel to your face with an applicator, avoiding contact with your eyes and lips. You will wait with the peel on your face for the required amount of time. At Stile Aesthetics, we most often use light peels that take about half an hour to complete, although some peels can take up to an hour and a half. At the end of the peel, your provider may apply a neutralizer to stop the action of the peel, or they may just remove it. 

Is There Any Downtime After a Chemical Peel?

For a light chemical peel, you should experience no downtime. Some slight redness should fade within an hour or two. For more intensive peels, recovery will take significantly longer. Light peels allow people to go back to their normal activities the same day with no restrictions. 

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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