Chemical Peels 101: Everything You Need To Know

Chemical peels in Irvine are an excellent solution for those who want to achieve smoother, more even skin. However, the process can seem overwhelming if you are considering a chemical peel for the first time. Fortunately, we are here to help! This guide will answer some of the most common questions about chemical peels, so you can feel confident in your decision to try this popular skincare treatment.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that use chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing fresh, new skin. They can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

During a chemical peel, a solution is applied to the skin to remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells. This process stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells, revealing smoother, more radiant skin. The strength of the solution used will depend on the specific concerns being treated and the individual’s skin type.

What Types of Chemical Peels Are Available?

There are three main types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial peels are the mildest option and are typically used to treat minor skin concerns, such as dryness and uneven skin tone. Medium peels are more intense and can address issues like acne scarring and fine lines. Deep peels are the most aggressive option and are reserved for severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles and extensive sun damage.

At Elite Aesthetics & Wellness, we offer a selection VI Peels to aid you in your skincare journey. No matter your skincare goals, we have the peel for you!

What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?

Before your chemical peel, you will have a consultation with one of our experienced skincare professionals to discuss your skin concerns and determine the best type of peel for your needs. You may feel a slight stinging or burning sensation during the peel itself, which is normal. After the treatment, your skin may be red and sensitive for a few days, but this will subside as your skin heals.

Is There Any Downtime After a Chemical Peel?

The amount of downtime required after a chemical peel will depend on the strength of the peel and your skin’s sensitivity. Superficial peels typically require no downtime, while medium peels may require a few days of recovery time. Deep peels can require up to two weeks of recovery time, during which you may need to avoid sun exposure and certain skincare products.

Schedule a Consultation with Elite Aesthetics & Wellness

If you are interested in a chemical peel or any other skincare treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with the Elite Aesthetics & Wellness team. Our team is led by D’Andra Lee MSN, APRN, FNP-C, an experienced skin care professional dedicated to helping her clients achieve their best skin in Newport Beach, and Irvine, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward smoother, more radiant skin!

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D’Andra Lee is a board-certified family nurse practitioner recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Science and Nursing from California State University, Fullerton, and California Baptist University, respectively, where she also earned her Master’s in Nursing.
With a background as a neuro-trauma registered nurse at a level 1 trauma center, D’Andra emphasizes the importance of self-care for overall well-being. Her passion for skincare and aesthetics is rooted in a commitment to preventative care and maintaining a natural, youthful look. Passionate about empowering her patients, D’Andra specializes in delivering facial aesthetics that enhance beauty and boost confidence.

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