A chemical peel is an acid or blend of acids that can be applied to the face, hands, neck, or other areas of the body. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone as well as sun damage, and acne scarring. There are a variety of different chemical peels available and each type has varying benefits.
During the procedure a chemical solution is applied to the area in layers, along with other follow up products to enhance the exfoliation process. This solution causes the skin to exfoliate the top layers of skin and causes it to eventually flake or peel. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother and appears less dull. Usually a series is recommended to achieve further results.
There is usually little to no downtime with the chemical peels we offer at Renu MedSpa. Most common side effects include redness, skin bronzing, or a dry or tight feeling, followed by flaking or “peeling”. Depending on the peel used and the amount of layers applied there can be more or less dryness or “peeling” of the skin. Customized post treatment instructions will be discussed during your consultation and after treatment has been performed.