How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?

If your skin looks dull and lifeless or if you want to address specific skin concerns, we have a chemical peel to meet your needs. Chemical peels come in such a variety of formulas that almost anyone can benefit from them. At Luminesse Laser & Skin Clinic, we offer chemical peels to treat everything from dullness to lines, wrinkles, and scars. 

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What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel removes layers of skin to reveal new, vibrant-looking skin cells. Deeper peels can remove more layers of skin, removing damaged skin cells so healthy ones can take their place. Chemical peels may use alpha or beta hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, or other chemicals. Your skincare expert will choose a peel to give you the desired results. 

What Types of Chemical Peels Are There?

We offer superficial, medium, and deep peels, all medical-grade and administered by experienced skincare professionals. A superficial peel exfoliates the skin, removing dull outer layers to brighten and refresh. A medium peel reaches deeper layers of skin, treating skin concerns like sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. The deepest peels reach all the way to the dermis to remove damaged cells. 

How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?

The results of lighter peels fade more quickly, but you can have these peels more often. Many people have a light peel monthly to keep skin bright and healthy. After a medium peel, the skin needs longer to recover, but results will last longer, so you can get one every four to six months. Deep peels require significant recovery time, and they are only recommended every few years. However, they have the most long-lasting and noticeable results. 

During your consultation, we will review the types of chemical peels, their results and expected recovery time, and how often you can expect to have one. While light peels require more frequent treatments, they also have much less downtime than medium or deep peels, so many people prefer them. Regularly scheduled peels will keep your skin glowing, youthful, and healthy. 

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How Should I Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

Depending on the type of peel you plan for, we may recommend some of the following preparations before you arrive. 

  • Avoid the use of any topical retinol cream or treatment for at least 48 hours
  • Do not use waxing or other hair removal methods on your face for a week before
  • Stop scrubbing or using exfoliants on your face up to a week before
  • Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen before treatment

What Results Will I See With a Chemical Peel?

After a light peel, you may see results immediately, but after a medium or deep peel, you will have to let your skin heal to see full results. Chemical peels can improve skins concerns, including:

  • Dullness
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity

Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

We have a chemical peel for almost all skin types, so you are most likely a good candidate for a chemical peel. You may not be a good candidate if you have an acne breakout or a flare-up of an active skin condition. 

How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?

Chemical peels can cost anywhere from less than $100 to $1000 or more for deeper peels that require more intensive monitoring during and after treatment. Healthline reports that the average cost of a chemical peel is $673. Light peels generally cost less than other types, and the deepest peels are usually the most expensive. 

Is There Any Downtime With a Chemical Peel?

Light peels have no downtime, although you might have some redness for a short time after the treatment. Medium peels will have more redness and a few days of peeling before the skin returns to normal. Deep peels can require several weeks of recovery with significant peeling. After any chemical peel, you must avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect your healing skin and keep your results looking good as new. 

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Ready for a chemical peel? Schedule a consultation with Luminesse Laser & Skin Clinic. To reach us, please complete our online contact form or call (613) 727-0714. We provide the best laser and skin treatments in the entire Ottawa/Gatineau area. 


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