What is a chemical peel?
Customized, medical-grade chemical peels employ pharmaceutical grade acids to exfoliate the epidermis thereby removing dead, dry skin cells to reveal softer, younger skin below. Peels also unclog pores (thereby improving acne) , shrink pore size, improve congested skin, acne and blemishes, and irregular pigmentation. Repeated peels can also stimulate collagen production and improve fine lines.
ArtMed offers a variety of pharmaceutical grade peels. Your medical aesthetician will recommend a peel based on your skin type and issues. Peels are generally quite gentle (flaking is common with chemical peels and genuine peeling with deeper treatments like Dermamelan® which is recommended for treatment of melasma. After most chemical peels you can return to work and regular activities immediately. We suggest an initial series of 3-4 peels (one every 2-4 weeks), and maintenance peels every 3-6 months. Your skin will be clearer, smoother and brighter after your first treatment. Chemical peels are professional skin maintenance at its finest.
What is the procedure for a chemical peel?
In a simple 30-to-60-minute appointment the skin is cleansed and prepped to receive an application of peel solution by one of our medical aestheticians. After a certain amount of time the acids in the peel are neutralized with a buffer. Once neutralized, the skin is cooled and protected with sunblock. Patients can easily return to regular activities.
In the 5 to 7 days before treatment, patients must discontinue all forms of topical vitamin A (retinol) and other abrasive treatment agents or any products containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids.
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