Fine lines and wrinkles can become issues as we age, as well as other types of undesirable skin concerns. If you are looking for a solution but don’t want to go under the knife, a chemical peel may be the answer you’ve been looking for. At Lux: A Medical Spa in Bluffton, SC, we want to help everyone in Hilton Head, SC reach their skin goals! We have a variety of non-invasive treatments available, including chemical peels.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are applied directly to the skin, left on for a period of time, and then peeled away. There are various kinds of chemical peels that are designed to target various skin concerns. They are not invasive, require no downtime, and can transform the appearance of skin. Our experts can work with you to determine which type of peel is going to best serve your specific skin concerns.
This type of treatment can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, age spots, dark spots, and more. In addition to that, peels also rejuvenate the complexion of the skin, removing redness and evening out skin tone. They can give the skin a smoother texture and bring out radiant, more youthful-looking skin.
Depending on the type of peel that will work best for you, you can expect to see smoother, brighter, more even, and more youthful-looking skin quickly, painlessly, and easily! These peels work by using special ingredients that target skin issues and overall reveal more refreshed skin.
How Long Does It Take?
As opposed to other types of treatments that are going to offer similar results, this one takes far less time. Also, while your peel is on your skin, you are free to relax and even read until it is ready to be removed.
There are many benefits associated with chemical peels and many different skin concerns that they can help treat, many of which are common skin concerns for many. There are peels that can treat sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, redness, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, large pores, and acne.
In addition to diminishing the appearance of all those skin concerns, this type of treatment also provides anti-aging benefits. The peel chosen for you is going to be tailored to address your specific needs and ensure that you will get the most out of this type of treatment. In just 30 minutes or less, all of your worrisome skin concerns can be a thing of the past.
Peels will also promote the growth of new, healthy skin, which can help you keep radiant, smooth skin for a longer period of time after treatment. It can even remove impurities from the skin, reducing large pores and the appearance of blackheads.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. What If I Have Sensitive Skin?
Even if you do have sensitive skin, we can provide a peel that won’t damage your skin or cause excessive irritation. All of our peels will be tailored specifically to you and your skin concerns. Even if you have sensitive skin, you can still have this type of treatment safely.
2. Does It Hurt?
Unlike other more invasive treatments, there is no pain associate with this type of treatment. The most you will experience is a tingling sensation that most people do not mind. There is also no recovery time with this type of treatment so you don’t have to worry about taking time away from your busy life to recover.
You come into the office, have your peel performed, and can leave that day without any recovery time! Other treatments that are going to provide similar results are likely going to come with a lot of recovery time. This one does not, making it a popular choice for many.
3. What If I Have Deep Wrinkles?
Because these peels will be selected to fit your needs, even those who have deeper wrinkles can still benefit from this type of treatment. A peel that will target deeper wrinkles will be selected and afterward, you will notice a significant reduction in the appearance of even deep wrinkles.
In fact, any of the skin concerns mentioned, even the more severe ones, can benefit from this type of treatment. The look of any skin concern can be diminished with peels. They will remove that top layer of skin and reveal the beautiful, radiant skin underneath.
4. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
On average, about 3-4 treatments is going to give you the best results, but this will vary on a person to person basis. While one person may see maximum results from 2-3 treatments, it may take more for another person with different skin concerns. Our experts will work with you to ensure that you’re getting the most out of this treatment.
The number of treatments you will need is also going to vary depending on which type or types of skin concerns you want to have addressed. Deeper wrinkles and lines, as well as more severe sun damage and acne scarring, will likely take more treatments than those with lesser versions of those concerns. With some concerns, as many as 6 treatments are recommended.
5. When Will I See Results?
The amount of time it is going to take you to see the results is also going to vary. Typically, you will notice an immediate improvement in the texture of skin but to see the maximum results, it may take 1-2 days or it could take up to a week to get the full spectrum of benefits. Our experts will help manage your expectations and let you know what to expect specifically for your case.
6. How Long Will the Results Last?
After you receive the recommended amount of treatments as provided by one of our experts for your specific case, you can expect results that will last 6 months or longer. The results will last even longer if you follow a skincare regimen suggested by our experts. Again, this is going to vary on a person to person basis as all skin and skin concerns are different.
Our experts can even provide you with a personalized skincare plan that is going to help you see your best skin for years to come.
7. What Do I Need to Do to Prepare?
Typically, waxing, and shaving isn’t recommended prior to treatment to ensure that you get the most out of the peel. Other than that, there are usually no other preparations that you need to do before having this treatment. If there are additional things to consider, one of our experts will walk you through that during your consultation.
8. Are They Safe?
They are completely safe and approved by the FDA. You don’t have to worry about any intense side effects or damage to your skin. They are safe and effective treatments for a variety of skin concerns.
9. What Do I Need to Do to Care for My Skin After Treatment?
You should avoid the sun for a couple of days after treatment and if you cannot do so, you should wear sunscreen. Other than that, there are usually no other precautions that you need to worry about. If there are, again, our experts will gladly walk you through everything during your initial consultation. If you wish to maintain your results, our professionals can also suggest products to help you care for your skin after the treatment.
10. How Many Treatments Can I Have?
This is going to be different from person to person, including the amount of time you should wait in between treatments. Depending on which skin concerns you want to be addressed and your specific skin type, the number of treatments you can have is going to vary. Usually, if enough time is allowed between treatments, you can have as many as needed to get your desired results.
However, after just 3-4 treatments, or possibly more, you may find that you have reached your desired results! It’s all going to depend on your personal case and our experts will be there to talk you through everything from start to finish.
11. How Do I Know If I’m a Candidate?
Anybody with skin concerns is likely a candidate for this type of treatment. Our professionals will evaluate your specific concerns, manage your expectations, and be with you every step of the way. As long as you’re a healthy adult, you can likely benefit from this treatment.
12. Is This Only for Women?
Absolutely not! This treatment is for anybody looking to address skin concerns and improve their complexion. Both men and women can benefit from this type of treatment and many have.
If you have unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, an uneven complexion, age spots, minor scarring, redness, or any other common type of skin concern, you can benefit from this type of treatment regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman.
13. Can It Help With Existing Acne?
Yes, this type of treatment can help manage those who are currently suffering from acne. It can help manage the amount of oil that the skin is producing and even prevent future breakouts, making this treatment perfect for those who are looking to manage their acne.
14. Can I Do It Myself?
It is never recommended to attempt this type of treatment on your own unless under the guidance of a professional as it could cause skin damage and you likely wouldn’t get all of the benefits. However, there are at-home treatments that our experts can talk with you about. DIY treatments of this nature can end up being painful if used incorrectly.
It is never advisable to attempt this without consulting an expert as it can have consequences for you and your skin. Always stick with the experts!
Get the Radiant Skin You Want Today
If you have skin issues or concerns and aren’t interested in going under the knife, a chemical peel can address a variety of concerns safely and effectively. Sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, minor scarring, age spots, dull skin, and more can all be addressed with this type of treatment. Call us today at Lux: A Medical Spa in Hilton Head, SC!