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Chemical Peels are performed to improve the quality and texture of the skin by removing the damaged outer layer of skin to reveal the fresh, clear skin below. There are a variety of skin issues that the chemical peel can improve from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin texture, poor complexion to scars. Chemical Peels are customized to different strengths to meet each patient’s individual needs. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates. Chemical Peels for younger patients may be aimed towards reducing acne, while older patients may use peels to improve age spots, lines, and wrinkles.

Who Are Candidates for a Chemical Peel Treatment?

If you want to improve your skin’s appearance without undergoing a more intrusive procedure with a longer recovery time, a chemical peel may be the best option.

People who have naturally dark skin or have suffered from severe scarring may not be ideal candidates for a chemical peel. This treatment is not recommended if you have certain skin conditions, a history of scar pigmentation, or sensitive skin due to certain medications.

What Happens During a Consultation?

During a consultation, we will tailor your chemical peel treatment to your specific needs and goals. Your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be asked about any health problems, current medications, and past cosmetic treatments.

We will inspect your skin to determine the ideal chemical peel for you. We will discuss how factors such as your skin tone and thickness may affect the ultimate result. Additionally, we will discuss the details of the treatment process from start to finish.


 

What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel Treatment

The Chemical Peel typically takes around 15 minutes to administer. We will cleanse the skin prior to the application of the chemical peel. The chemical peel solution will then be applied to the treatment area. The stinging feeling is normal and should subside quickly. Multiple layers of the peel solution may be applied.

The solution exfoliates the top layer of skin over time, removing dead and damaged skin cells. This process reveals healthy new skin cells without imperfections.

What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel Treatment

The stronger the peel the longer it will take for recovery. After a treatment session, you will notice your skin is more discolored, rough, and spotty. This is natural and temporary. The peeling process starts about 3 to 4 days following the therapy. The nose and the mouth are the most common places to start peeling, although it can happen anywhere.

Minor redness is a common side effects of chemical peels, and it can linger for 3 to 5 days as the skin heals. Some mild discomfort is to be expected but will only be temporary.

Arrange Your Consultation

To learn more about chemical peels in Des Moines and to find out if they may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.