Chemical Peels

When it comes to maintaining a smooth, even complexion, the benefits of regular chemicals peels are nearly unmatched.

Suitable for almost every skin type, chemical peels work by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin to help unearth the fresh and healthy skin lying beneath the surface.

If you’re looking to treat sun damage, brown spots, melasma, or dull, uneven skin tone and texture, a chemical peel could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Quick, safe and non-invasive, skin peels at Skin Science Dermatology in Toronto are always performed by a qualified medical aesthetician.

How Chemical Peels Work

Chemical peels involve the application of various diluted acid solutions – always customized depending on your needs – to the face, neck, and/or hands. The active ingredients in the solutions essentially break down the topmost layer of skin, activating cell renewal and stimulating the growth of brighter, stronger, healthier skin. This controlled chemical exfoliation quite literally peels away targeted skin imperfections to revive a tired or dull complexion.

What do chemical peels treat?

Are chemical peels safe?

Although the thought of applying chemicals to your skin may seem scary, chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world and are extremely safe, provided you’re a good candidate. Treatments are typically quick and comfortable, though the sensation of a chemical peel will vary for every individual. As the peel goes to work, you may feel mild itching, tingling or a warm sensation, but the treatment should not be painful.

How many chemical peel treatments are needed?

Although you’ll likely see noticeable results after just one chemical peel, the true benefits of chemical peels are best achieved with an ongoing series of treatments. Your medical aesthetician will work with you to develop a treatment plan suited to your needs.

Is a chemical peel right for you?

Suitable for almost every skin type, chemical peels are an effective solution for men and women of all ages looking for a non-invasive treatment for sun damage, brown spots, melasma, or dull, uneven skin tone and texture.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

  • Quick & easy treatments
  • Safe & effective
  • Drug-free solution
  • Little to no downtime
  • Instant results

Recovery & Results

How long does it take to see results from chemical peels?

Immediately following your chemical peel, your skin will look and feel noticeably smoother, pores will be refined, and your skin tone will appear more even. Improvements to fine lines, pigmentation, and blemishes will be realized gradually over the weeks following your treatment, and will improve even further following subsequent treatments.

How long is the downtime after chemical peels?

After your chemical peel your skin may appear slightly flushed, and minor flaking and peeling may occur in some patients, but should subside within a few days. You should be able to return to most day-to-day activities immediately, though we recommend avoiding make-up, shaving, and using any face cleanser for 24 hours post-treatment. In the week following treatment, you should strictly avoid sun exposure, as well as the use of scented lotions or soaps, exfoliant creams, acne creams or gels, loofah sponges and aggressive scrubbing. If possible, you should also avoid swimming pools and hot tubs, as well as any activities that could cause excessive perspiration.

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