EC Advanced Chemical Peels exfoliate dead skin to make room for healthy skin cells to rise to the surface. These treatments slough off years of damage and allow deeper layers of fresh and untouched skin to be revealed. In the process, chemical peels jumpstart cellular renewal and ramp up collagen and elastin production. The result is even skin tone, improved acne, decreased wrinkle depth, and glowing, plump skin. Esthetics Center tailors a wide range of peels, from superficial rejuvenation to medical-grade correction and transformation, to your skin.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
A chemical peel is a professionally-applied peel solution used to resurface the skin. Specific chemical mixtures are applied to the treatment area to break down surface layers of the skin and clear the way for new, undamaged skin. We offer a range of peels that vary by strength and specialty. All chemical peels promote exfoliation and cell turnover, but certain peels excel at treating particular skin concerns. For example, we offer Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels that dissolve oils and unclog pores to help patients dealing with acne. At Esthetics Center, your esthetician will customize your treatment to your skin and goals.
Chemical peels can safely revitalize the skin on the face, neck, and chest. Targeting all three areas makes a big difference towards a youthful appearance.
Your chemical peel appointment begins with discussing your skin history, concerns, and goals with one of our experienced estheticians. The esthetician will also thoroughly examine your skin to help choose the appropriate treatment and ensure your skin’s safety. Treatment begins with cleansing your skin. Then the peel solution(s) will be applied layer by layer. Finally, your esthetician will take advantage of freshly-opened pores by applying medical-grade skincare. Before heading out the door, you’ll be given aftercare instructions and a post-treatment skincare lineup.
Yes, chemical peels are safe. In fact, they have been utilized as an aesthetic treatment for centuries. It’s rumored that Cleopatra was fond of milk baths because of the lactic acid found in milk; this acid has exfoliating properties that we still use in chemical peels today. In addition, many peels include naturally-derived chemicals, like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA). But these ingredients are highly potent when doing a peel, so the most important thing you can do is make sure you see experienced and trained professionals. Your appointment will include a discussion of your medical history, and the treatment site will be thoroughly examined as well; this ensures that you are getting the most effective treatment and that you understand the minor risks and complications that may pertain to your individual case.
There is some tingling associated with chemical peels, but this is largely dependent on your skin and the degree of the peel. Your esthetician will ask you about your comfort level throughout the entire treatment. Most patients find the treatment quite tolerable. If you experience discomfort, we are happy to offer a handheld fan to cool the treatment area.
Immediately after a chemical peel, your skin can appear mildly flushed, but this typically subsides within an hour or two. The skin may begin flaking or even peeling in large sheets in the days following a peel. Dark spots from sun damage may appear darker before flaking off. Once the peeling process subsides, your skin will appear smoother and more radiant. The degree of peeling and improvement varies by person and type of peel utilized. Not everyone will peel to the same degree, and not everyone will even peel. An absence of peeling does not indicate an unsuccessful treatment. Frequent use of exfoliating products and treatments can also cause variances in peeling. If peeling does occur, it can last between three to seven days.
There are levels to chemical peels, and not every peel is suitable for all skin tones. That is why it’s crucial to see experienced professionals who value safety. If you’re worried about whether you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel, set up a consultation with our experts, and they’ll create a customized peel for your skin.
You will immediately enjoy brighter, glowing skin after your chemical peel. In six to eight weeks, you’ll see the full results of collagen stimulation—smoother, plump skin.
Chemical peel results last one to three months, depending on the peel. We recommend regular peels to keep up your results and to see cumulative results from a series of treatments.
Chemical peels are not safe for pregnant women. We recommend scheduling an EC Facial instead, where our estheticians can customize treatment to pregnancy-safe modalities that get great results. It’s also the perfect way to relax!
Chemical peels are recommended for the fall, winter, and early spring. They are not recommended in the summer months because of sun exposure. A tan on the skin can have an adverse reaction to the chemical mixtures. Sun exposure can also severely compromise fresh skin just coming to the surface. We want to protect that skin at all costs!
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE