What Can You Expect After a Chemical Peel?

As we get older, the skin’s cell turnover slows down. This often leads to a dull, dry, and rough skin condition. Sometimes, hyperpigmentation like melasma or age spots can also appear on the surface, which can result in an aged appearance.

Fortunately, there are a lot of cosmetic treatments that can address all these issues. It’s called a chemical peel and as its name implies, it involves carefully applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate the upper layer and pave the way for a new layer of healthier, more youthful-looking skin to emerge.

These cosmetic treatments are widely available and there are different types of chemical peels for just about every skin condition out there. However, some hesitate to try them out because they’re wary of side effects like stinging, peeling, and inflammation.

Thankfully, the vast majority of patients often report a far more pleasant experience after they try one. Read on and find out what you can expect from the different types of chemical peels we have available:

Different Types of Chemical Peels: What Results to Expectchemical peel skin type

Chemical peels might sound scary, but they’re actually one of the most versatile and cost-effective cosmetic treatments out there.

Here at Luminare, we offer two kinds of chemical peels to address a variety of skin conditions:

Lite Chemical Peel

This is sometimes called the “lunchtime peel” since it can be done in as little as 30 minutes and there’s very little downtime, if any. 

Our Lite Chemical Peel by Epionce is a simple, one-step peel designed to decongest the skin and to liven up a dull, sallow complexion. Our patients often notice an immediate improvement in their skin’s clarity and radiance, and any side effects are pretty mild or negligible since most are able to go back to their daily routine right after with none the wiser.

In the meantime, the patient should apply lotion or cream to help the skin heal faster, along with daily sunblock for added protection.

Do note that since this is a relatively gentle peel, more than one session might be necessary to produce the results you want.

Deep Chemical Peel

Our Deep Chemical Peel by Epionce is usually recommended for more severe cases of hyperpigmentation, acne, or rosacea. It’s also designed to enhance existing anti-aging regimens or skin disease treatment programs.

Thus, the effects are stronger and might require a bit more downtime than our Lite Peel. About 2-4 days after you get a Deep Chemical Peel, you can expect to see some minor flaking and redness but these should subside after a few days too.

As with the Lite Peel, it’s best to avoid the sun while the skin is healing up and to apply any lotions or creams that your treatment provider may recommend. You may also want to refrain from putting on any makeup for up to two weeks afterwards to prevent irritating the healthy new skin layer.

Any type of chemical treatment is bound to have side effects. But in the hands of a qualified expert, these can be greatly minimized or even eliminated entirely. Observing the proper aftercare also prevents any unpleasant consequences – and will maximize and prolong the effectiveness of the treatment to boot.

Luminare’s aestheticians take pride in developing each patient’s treatment program to address their individual concerns. From concerns like dry skin and hyperpigmentation to brightening a dull complexion, our well-trained and experienced treatment providers have helped several happy customers in Kansas City, MO in achieving the best possible results – in the safest, most painless way possible.

Call our office to book your consultation today.