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Chemical Peel Specialist

Better U Skin and Body Care Medical Spa

Medical Aesthetics located in Concord, CA

If you're suffering from signs of aging, acne scars, wrinkles, and more, a chemical peel might be just what you need to revitalize your appearance. The Better U Skin and Body Care Medical Spa uses the latest advances in this skincare technique for its patients in Pleasant Hill, California.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a non-surgical method of revitalizing your skin. It works by peeling off the old and damaged top layer of skin so that the new and fresh skin underneath is exposed. This new layer of skin will have a much more youthful and smooth appearance.

Depending on the severity of your issues, you can choose a light skin peel, a medium skin peel, or a deep skin peel.

Who Can Get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a good choice for patients with a number of skin issues. They can help people who have wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation issues, scarring, or skin growths.

While all skin types can get chemical peels, patients with fair skin and light hair typically see the best results. Patients with a darker skin tone might have a slightly uneven skin tone after the procedure. It's also important to consider the texture and thickness of your skin.

What Happens During and After a Chemical Peel?

The chemical peel process is extremely easy. You won't need any anesthesia or sedatives, as the process will only take few minutes. To begin, your doctor will clean your skin and then apply a chemical solution.

While you might feel a slight burning sensation, this usually only lasts five to ten minutes, during which a cool compress can help relieve suffering.

After the peel, you'll have what looks like a sunburn on your face, as well as some scaling. In some cases, you may need bandages to cover the affected areas. You will notice that the dead layer of skin begins to peel off. After 14 days, all the peeling will be gone and you'll be left with new and radiant skin.

How Long Will a Chemical Peel Last?

If you choose a light or medium peel, you may have to repeat the procedure again in a year to retain your glowing skin. Deep peels, however, can only be done once or else you might suffer permanent damage.