How Do Chemical Peels Work?
A chemical peel breaks down and removes the dull, lifeless outer layers of the skin. This allows new, brighter, and more youthful skin to emerge. Chemical peels give people smooth, rejuvenated skin faster and with fewer treatments than many more technologically advanced treatments. Dr. Lawton can discuss whether a chemical peel will help you meet your goals.
Dr. Lawton can customize your chemical peel for your skin’s individual needs. More gentle peels remove fewer layers of skin, and people have less downtime afterward. However, people may need more treatments to see results. More intensive peels can leave the skin recovering for a longer time, but they remove more layers of skin, creating faster results.
How Often Should I Have a Chemical Peel?
Light chemical peels make an excellent monthly rejuvenation treatment, and results continue to improve over time. Medium peels may take two weeks to heal, with redness visible for a month or more. Patients often repeat this treatment a few times a year.
For deep, intensive peels, you will require two to three weeks for new skin to cover the treated area. Redness may be severe for the first week and will continue for a month or more. These deep peels often only need one treatment to achieve lasting results.