What to expect during a chemical peel
Often thought of as scary, today’s chemical peels are actually anything but. Treatments are fast and comfortable. As the peel goes to work, your skin may feel warm, tingly, or even “itchy”, but it shouldn’t be painful. Following the application of various diluted acid solutions, the connection between skin cells is broken, essentially forcing them to turn over. This controlled chemical exfoliation causes the topmost layer of dead skin to shed, and stimulates the growth of brighter, softer, healthier skin In the process, blemishes and other skin imperfections are—quite literally—peeled away.
Immediately following treatment your skin will feel fresh and may appear slightly flushed, but you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately. Peeling does occur for some patients, but should subside within 3 or 4 days.
Chemical Peel Quick Facts
Length of Treatment: 30-60 minutes
Recovery Time: n/a
Frequently asked questions
- How does a chemical peel work?
Using a variety of active ingredients, chemical peels cause a controlled chemical exfoliation of the topmost layer of your skin, while simultaneously stimulating the growth of brighter, softer, healthier skin.
- How much does a chemical peel cost?
At Ottawa Plastic Surgery, the cost of a chemical peel is $200.
- What does a chemical peel treat?
Every treatment will be customized depending on your concerns, but chemical peels can treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone, acne blemishes, and discolouration.
- Does a chemical peel hurt?
Treatments are fast and comfortable. As the peel goes to work, your skin may feel warm, tingly, or even “itchy”, but it shouldn’t be painful.