Chemical Peels Toronto
In Toronto, peels are a popular cosmetic treatment. Peels are a quick, painless, and safe solution with excellent results and little recovery time.
Many people are scared of peels because they think they will be left with a red, uneven skin tone. This is not the case. The new skin that is revealed after a peel is pink and fresh-looking. Lumiskins offers a variety of peel options to choose from, ensuring that you receive the one that’s best suited for you. Our skincare specialists can help you decide which peel would most benefit your skin type.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure in which chemicals are used to remove the top layer of skin, exposing the base of the skin. Chemical peels (acid-based products) are used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles, scars and blemishes. New skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than old skin and may have a more even colour.
Billions of chemical peels are performed each year. Dermatologists have been using various peel products for decades and are experts in performing all types of this procedure.
New laser/light rejuvenation methods can also improve the results of chemical peels. A thorough evaluation by your aesthetician is required before choosing a chemical peel program.
What Are The Benefits Of Chemical Peels?
The benefits of chemical peels vary depending on the type of peel performed. A superficial peel will leave the skin with a pink tint and a more youthful appearance. A chemical peel can be used to treat fine wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. A medium chemical peel will remove damaged skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. This type of peel is often used to treat deeper wrinkles, acne scars, and abnormal pigmentation problems. A deep peel will remove all layers of skin, including the top layer (epidermis) and part of the middle layer (dermis). A deep chemical peel is used to treat deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, and precancerous skin lesions.
Chemical peels are often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and Botox injections.
What Can a Chemical Peel Do?
Chemical peels eliminate fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. With this procedure, wrinkles usually caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors can be reduced or even eliminated. However, sags, bulges and more severe wrinkles are not amenable to peels and may require other types of cosmetic surgical procedures. One of our medical aestheticians can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for each case.
Sunscreens and sunblocks should be used in conjunction with chemical peels to reduce the likelihood of reappearance of the damage. Mild scars and certain types of acne can also be treated with chemical peels. In addition, skin pigmentation(sunspots), age spots, freckles caused by taking birth control pills, and dull skin in texture and colour can also be improved with a chemical peel solution.
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and forehead wrinkles.
Chemical peels can help improve the appearance of scars from acne.
Chemical peels can reduce age spots, sun spots, and melasma (dark skin patches).
Chemical peels can be used to treat precancerous lesions known as actinic keratoses.
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of rough skin and make it look healthier.
Chemical Peel Procedure
Before the chemical peel process, the aesthetician will examine your skin to identify any issues and select an ideal peel. Before the peel is applied, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly. A chemical solution usually containing glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid will be brushed over your skin by the aesthetician. Depending on the type of peel, you may feel a slight tingling sensation and warmth. No anesthesia is required for chemical peels. A neutralizing solution or water is then applied to remove the chemical solution. Before leaving the office, a moisturizer with SPF is applied to the skin.
Chemical peels can be performed at different depths – light chemical peels, medium or deep – depending on the desired results. Learn about zo medical facials here.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will usually see a difference in your skin immediately after the chemical peeling. However, the final results of a deeper peel may not be visible for several months as new skin grows and replaces the damaged skin.
There is usually no downtime after a superficial peel. After a medium or deep peel, you may experience some redness and peel for a few days. It is important to avoid the active sun and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
You should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for at least two weeks before the procedure. During this time, you should also avoid using any exfoliants, such as scrubs or glycolic acid.
Chemical peels can be performed at different depths – light, medium or deep – depending on the desired results.
Possible complications of chemical peels include infection, acne scarring, changes in skin colour, and the risks associated with any redness, scabs, and swelling. Normal healing after chemical peels is accompanied by redness of the treated skin.
- Discoloration of the skin
- Damage to the heart, kidneys, or liver
Chemical peels can only be used to treat the top layers of skin. They cannot remove deep wrinkles or tighten loose skin. They are also ineffective for treating wrinkles caused by muscle movement, such as crow’s feet.
The cost of a chemical peel will vary depending on the depth of the peel and the size of the area being treated. Superficial peels can cost as little as $100, while deeper peels can cost $1,000. Please contact Lumiskins for the cost of treatment and consultation session.