We offer a wide range of esthetic services to help your skin look younger, feel better, and be healthier. Chemical peels are among the most versatile treatments, as the effect varies greatly depending on the formula and technique used. You may imagine a rather harsh treatment with significant downtime when you think of a chemical peel. However, superficial peels are comparable to pampering facials with additional benefits.
The mildest peels are known as lunchtime procedures, because they can usually be completed in less than an hour, without unpleasant aftereffects. You can literally get treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately afterwards. There may be a bit of redness, which fades in about 20 minutes. This is especially beneficial in fast-paced, progressive cities such as Arlington, where busy professionals find their schedules perpetually overfull.
What can be accomplished in a lunch hour?
The procedure is very similar to that of a medium or deep peel. The formula is applied to the skin, allowed to remain for a specific length of time, and then removed. The important difference is the lower concentration of active ingredients, and shorter time of contact with the skin. The procedure improves skin in two ways. First, it loosens dead and damaged cells, which tend to cling to the surface of skin. Second, it stimulates collagen production for firmer, more elastic skin.
Visible improvement can be achieved with just one treatment. However, for long-term results we will usually recommend a series of several peels, scheduled every few weeks. This may be beneficial for the treatment of various skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines
- Early wrinkles
- Mild acne scarring
- Uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Aging skin
Chemical peels can be used alone, or they may be incorporated into a treatment plan. Injectables, such as fillers and neuromodulators, are often the foundation of anti-aging programs, because they can erase or reduce deep wrinkles and lines as well as restoring youthful contours. However, those techniques do not affect the surface of the skin. Without the addition of resurfacing procedures, such as chemical peels or laser therapy, you would have aged-looking skin covering your youthful face.
If you are considering a chemical peel, or other skin enhancement procedures, please call our office at 571-431-6175 and schedule a consultation.