5 Myths About Chemical Peels

The word chemical peel brings to mind searing pain as a result of a chemical burn—something along the lines of falling into a vat of molten metal Terminator 2 style. However, with advances in modern science and skin care, chemical peels are more akin to a soothing lotion then to an actual burn. The process of a chemical peel removes the top layer of skin to reveal healthier, more youthful looking skin underneath. There are many myths about this process, but we are here to help you learn the truth about chemical peels.

Myth 1: You Have to Hide Your Face After a Chemical Peel

Many of our patients believe that the process of a chemical peel will leave you skin looking burnt or deformed in some way. This could not be further from the truth. The process of a chemical peel uses advanced formulas to provide a controlled penetration through the first layer of skin and soothe and hydrate so that you are left with a new glow. You will be able to return to society mark-free right after the procedure.

Myth 2: Chemical Peels Hurt

If you are in pain from a chemical peel, something has gone wrong. Typically, a patient may experience a little tingling, tightness, or change in temperature on the surface of the skin, but the process should not bring you pain. You may feel some skin sensitivity post procedure, but there should be no real pain from the peel itself.

Myth 3: You Need to Take Off Time from Work to Get a Peel

Our chemical peels are very gentle on the skin and will not force you to miss time from work. Most of our patients are able to complete treatment and immediately return to work on the same day.

Myth 4: Chemical Peels Only Remove the Skin

This may have been true in the past, but modern formulas can do much more than just peel the skin. Our formula hydrates and soothes your skin and will leave you with a tighter feel immediately. Chemical peels can also be used to treat rough skin, black and white heads, breakouts, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, and much more.

Myth 5: Your Skin Will Peel and Flake After a Treatment

Our formula will leave your skin hydrated and soothed following a treatment. There should be no peeling or flaking due to the procedure. If you do experience anything like this, make sure you contact our office in case of some type of allergen or reaction from the peel. You should feel smooth and hydrated after treatment.

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