When you hear the term “chemical peel,” you may think it’s a harsh skin treatment, but the converse is actually true. A peel can be a gentle way to make your skin look younger. Our professionals at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN and Hendersonville, TN offer a variety of peels to treat numerous skin conditions; but how often should you get one?
How Often Can You Get a Chemical Peel?
Despite the severe-sounding name, you can actually get a peel as often as once every two weeks, depending on which skin condition you’re treating. Our SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel, for example, which is an effective treatment for acne, can be performed once every 14 days until you achieve your goal. If you’re not treating acne, we generally recommend you get a peel once every four to six weeks for optimal results. We’ll discuss the ideal interval for you during your consultation.
Types of Peels
As mentioned above, we offer several types of peels to achieve different results for several skin concerns. Here’s an overview of the peels we offer and what they treat:
SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel
We’ve already discussed that this peel is considered an effective treatment for acne, but it can also be used to treat other moderate skin conditions, such as sun damage, melasma, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Patients normally see results after just one peel but achieve their ultimate results after three to six peels, separated by anywhere from two to six weeks.
Typically, a minimum of three peels is necessary to reach most patients’ goals, although this determination is made on a case-by-case basis.
SkinMedica Illuminize Peel
This peel aims to brighten and tighten the appearance of your skin and is designed to treat superficial pigment irregularities and light lines. After a single peel, you’ll notice that your skin is more radiant and appears more youthful. You’ll also have a more even complexion.
This peel isn’t as deep as others we offer, so you can expect minimal to no peeling following this treatment. Since it’s so light, you can get a peel every two weeks as desired.
SkinMedica Vitalize Peel
Pigment issues, fine lines, wrinkles, and melasma to a moderate degree can be treated with this type of peel. It’s designed for mild to moderate skin conditions and results in radiant, vibrant skin. If you have some skin unevenness that was caused by acne scarring, this peel may also benefit you but won’t be as deep as our SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel. It’s recommended that this peel is repeated every three or four weeks based on your treatment needs.
ZO 3 Step Peel
This peel is a powerful way to treat age spots, sun damage, fine lines, dull skin, acne, melasma, and uneven skin texture. It consists of an in-office treatment followed by an at-home regimen to reduce the signs of aging and skin discoloration. No matter what skin type you have, this peel is safe and effective, and offers long-lasting results. It uses a combination of exfoliants, retinol, and other agents to promote healthy skin and treat most signs of aging.
The VI Peel is a skin-rejuvenation formula that causes the damaged surface skin of the treated area to slough off and be replaced by new, healthy skin. It reduces age spots, smooths out skin tone, and repairs sun damage. After just one peel, you’ll notice softer, smoother skin, but the best results will be achieved after at least two treatments. These are typically spaced further apart than other peels, but the intervals will be determined based on your needs.
We are able to customize the VI Peel to your specific skin condition and needs by increasing or reducing the depth of the peel. This allows us to tailor your results and provide a more precise treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll examine your skin, talk with you about your goals, and determine the depth of the peel and the frequency of treatments that will offer you the quickest results possible without compromising your safety.
Reasons to Choose a Peel
Out of all the skin treatments available, why should you consider a Chemical peel? Here are some reasons why a peel is a great skin care option.
- Increases the turnover rate for your cells
- Increases collagen production
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Unclogs pores
- Reduces acne
- Smooths skin
- Evens out the skin tone
- Provides radiant, glowing skin
- Improves scarring, especially from acne
Almost anyone can benefit from a skin peel, regardless of skin type. However, you should not get a peel if you’ve been taking Accutane or have been off Accutane for less than six months. You should also avoid a peel if you’re pregnant, tend to scar easily, are taking antibiotics, have an autoimmune disease, or are being treated for cancer. A complete medical history will be taken at your initial consultation to determine your suitability for a peel.
Schedule a Consultation
The only way to know for sure if a Chemical peel is the right treatment for your skin condition is to get a consultation with one of our skincare experts. Contact us at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, and Hendersonville, TN to book your appointment for younger-looking skin today.