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Chemical Peels

Get beautiful, glowing skin – fast

At Medical Cosmetics, chemical peels are one of our most popular facial treatments. Unlike more complicated procedures, chemical peels are a great way to give your skin a bright, youthful glow in a fast, easy way.

Chemical Peel

What Are They?

The chemical peel technique involves a chemical solution that is applied to your skin. There are various chemical solutions that range in strength and each one has a different effect it has on your skin. However, they’re all used to exfoliate and to improve your skin’s overall texture.

What Are the Benefits?

Chemical peels are great because they’re affordable and easy, but they can be just as effective as a one-time more costly aesthetic treatment. These peels treat a variety of skin conditions and can help you improve the look of wrinkles, age spots, breakouts, sagging skin, scars, fine lines, and more to give you a fresh, youthful look.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Because there are chemicals involved, some people experience stinging, redness, or irritation with their chemical peel and the stronger the peel, the more intense these effects can be. However, they can usually be calmed with a cream or gel.

Recovery Times

  • Mild Peels: Expect your skin to heal in about 1-4 days. It may be red initially and lotion or cream should be applied to speed the healing.
  • Medium Peels: Expect your skin to heal in about 4-7 days. In addition to redness, you may experience swelling or soreness and an ointment should be applied regularly to help the healing. Avoid sun exposure and makeup for several days.

Chemical Peel

We don’t recommend chemical peels for those who are nursing or pregnant, have skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, are sunburn, or have broken skin. In addition, if you’re taking any prescription medication, please let us know, as some types may interact with our chemical peels.