Chemical peel spokane WA

Chemical Peels varying strengths

A chemical peel is a restorative cosmetic procedure that may help reduce the signs of aging on your face.

During a chemical peel, we will apply a chemical solution to your skin. This solution peels away damaged skin cells, allowing healthy skin to grow in its place.

This may help improve common skin concerns, such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and marks left after acne has healed
  • Uneven skin texture

Walk me through
a treatment
Chemical Peel

  • Confirm treatment area and plan
  • Answer questions you may have
  • Get you comfy…
  • Take “before” photos
  • Cleanse Skin
  • Apply special toner to degrease the skin
  • Apply appropriate chemical for your skin type and condition
  • Wait for skin to give appropriate response
  • Neutralize- depending on specific chemical used
  • Proper mask, moisturizer and SPF
  • Take “after” photos
  • Discuss post-care instructions

How does it work?

Light chemical peel

A light chemical peel, or superficial peel, will lightly exfoliate your skin. It only removes the epidermis, which is your topmost skin layer.

A light chemical peel is usually used for:

  • fine wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • acne
  • dry skin

This treatment uses mild chemical agents, so it is recommended to get light chemical peels every 2 to 5 weeks. Peeling may not occur with a light peel, but the results will still be seen. If there is peeling it should be light flaking or small pieces coming off and is only for a couple of days.

Medium chemical peel

A medium chemical peel is slightly stronger than a light peel. It removes your epidermis plus the top layer of your dermis, which lies beneath the epidermis.

A medium peel is typically used for:

  • wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • acne scars

You may need several treatments to get the results you want. There will be peeling; generally, it will start on day 3, and peel/flake through day 10.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel removes your epidermis and the upper layer of your dermis.

A deep chemical peel is best suited for:

  • deeper wrinkles
  • deeper scars

Fewer treatments are needed. However, the peeling process can be intense, starting on days 3-4, and lasting about 2 weeks. This procedure takes the strong-willed as you cannot be in the sun AT ALL for 6 weeks, have to commit to wearing the recommended SPF daily regardless of weather, and must be applied even if indoors.