What Does a Chemical Peel Feel Like?

What Does a Chemical Peel Feel Like?

The quest for rejuvenated skin leads many to consider cosmetic treatments. Yet, amidst the myriad of options, chemical peels remain one of our top-requested services.

This skin-reviving treatment delivers not just clearer skin, but a deeper skin renewal that reinvigorates its health and appearance. At Westport MediSpa in Westport, Connecticut, board-certified aesthetic medicine physician Dana Brownell, MD, along with our licensed esthetician, offers a range of skin enhancing treatments, including customized chemical peels

Chemical peels: An overview

A chemical peel harnesses the power of acidic solutions to shed the skin's damaged outer layers, paving the way for quicker cell regeneration and collagen production. The outcome? A luminescent, balanced skin tone. Through the intentional induction of a specific-depth injury, these treatments spur the growth of fresh skin, amplifying its texture and radiance.

Opting for the ideal chemical peel can be a game-changer for addressing prevalent skin issues such as acne and its resultant scars, sun-induced damage, age-induced spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, coarseness, and early signs of aging. 

Our team crafts customized chemical peels by choosing the intensity of the exfoliation to help achieve your desired outcome. The recovery period post-treatment hinges on the choice and concentration of the acid.

Alpha hydroxy acid peels

Alpha hydroxy acids, deriving their essence from natural substances like sugar cane, milk, and fruits, provide a gentle introduction to peels. Glycolic, lactic, or fruit acid peels fall under this category, making them particularly beneficial for peel novices or those with a more sensitive skin type. 

During the AHA peel procedure, one might feel a fleeting tingle or a faint sting. But, at Westport MediSpa, we've cultivated an environment where comfort is paramount. Every step is communicated, sensations are continuously monitored, and care is always personalized.

Trichloroacetic acid peels

For those seeking a deeper transformation, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels come to the rescue. These medium-depth peels are robust, targeting pronounced concerns like entrenched wrinkles or the marks of sun damage. The sensation during a TCA peel is distinct: An initial burning sensation might be followed by stinging. 

Yet, with the adept hands of the Westport MediSpa professionals guiding the process, every sensation is manageable. Cooling methods are employed to ensure the experience remains as pleasant as possible.

Post-peel sensations

Once the peel concludes, you might feel akin to having experienced a mild sunburn. The skin will feel somewhat taut, and you’ll notice some facial redness. Within the next few days, flaking or scaling can manifest — this isn't a cause for alarm but a sign that the treatment is doing its magic. 

As the damaged layer sheds, vibrant skin is set to emerge. Post-care is a pivotal chapter in this journey, and Westport MediSpa stands by you, offering insights, tips, and premium products to champion a smooth recovery.

The rewards: Beyond the sensation

Moving past the immediate post-peel phase, you can look forward to the results. Fine lines take a backseat, age spots fade, and an even, radiant skin tone takes center stage. Often, a single session is enough to see a difference. However, for those eyeing significant transformations, a series of peels might be the golden ticket. 

The Westport MediSpa team works to ensure that clients walk out with a renewed sense of skin confidence. Embarking on a skin revitalization journey with chemical peels is an investment in yourself. 

If you’re ready to take the next step toward revitalized skin, give us a call to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our providers. With Westport MediSpa by your side, radiant skin is in your future!

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