Chances are if you have ever visited a dermatologist you have heard of something called a chemical peel.
Peels are skin care treatments used to treat a wide range of skin issues. If you have acne scars, suffer from winter dry skin, or if you have fine wrinkles you’d like to see lessened, consider speaking to your dermatologist about peels.
Peels exfoliate the skin and remove damaged cells. There are three types of peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Each one treats specific issues and will vary in their strength.
How Much Do Peels Cost?
Depending on the type of peel you choose, your cost will also vary.
Average costs for superficial peels (the most basic) range between $250-350. Medium and deep peels are the most aggressive and will be much more expensive. Be sure to speak with your skincare specialist before choosing the right method for your skin.
What Types of Skin Issues Get Treated this Way?
Peels are great for many different skin types. If your skin seems dry and flaky after a particularly hard, bitter winter, peels will help remove all the dead skin from your face and body.
Chronic acne scars can also get reduced by peels. Damaged skin cells are removed by the peeling process, leaving the skin smooth and soft once more. Peels can even help reduce future breakouts!
For aging skin marred by sun spots and fine wrinkles, deep peels will help remove aged skin cells.
Make sure you know the recovery process that goes into medium and deep peels, though. Some peels may require several days of convalescence and skin will be very tender to the touch after.
What Should Be Done Before Getting a Peel?
If you’re interested in getting a peel, make sure you discuss all your options with your dermatologist.
Your dermatologist will do a thorough evaluation of your skin and its sensitivities. Your specialist will discuss the peel process, the recovery time required, and what you should keep an eye out for afterward.
Who Shouldn’t Get Peels?
Peels are not for everyone, like most medical procedures.
If you’re nursing or pregnant, you should avoid peels. Those with chronic skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea should also avoid peels as this could further irritate your skin.
Don’t be afraid to ask your dermatologist about each kind of peel and why they might help your skin.
What Is the Healing Process?
Last but not least, you must prepare for the healing process.
With superficial peels, the recovery time is nominal. This type of peel is much less invasive than the other two and you can expect to heal within a week.
For the other two, though, you should prepare for a two- to three-week recovery process.
Visit Crystal Cove for All Your Beauty Needs
If you’re interested in getting a chemical peel and or want to learn more about the benefits they have for your skin, please contact our office.
Our professional staff will walk you through the process, perform an in-depth evaluation of your skin, and help you choose the type of peel you would like to try.
This process is a wonderful rejuvenating procedure that will leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth!