Enjoy Cryowells peel services to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, and hands.
Office-based chemical peels are essential for maintaining and restoring the skin’s health and appearance. Performed by our skincare professionals, these exfoliating treatments help resurface the uppermost layer of the skin to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. Chemical peels are available in a variety of formulations and concentrations to target various skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tones.
• Pigment Balancing Peel
• Acne Sensitive Skin Peel
• Hydrating Spa Peel
• 3 Levels of Glycolic Peels
• Advanced Corrective Peels
WHAT TYPE OF CHEMICAL PEEL IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Chemical peels are categorized by how deeply they penetrate the skin: superficial, medium, or deep.
Superficial peels penetrate only the uppermost layer of the epidermis. They are often performed in a series to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
Medium-depth peel is more effective for patients with moderate skin damage, including age spots, freckles, and actinic keratosis. It is often coupled with laser treatments to maximize effectiveness.
Deep chemical peels are quite aggressive and affect the skin down to the reticular layer of the dermis. Deep chemical peels are not very common today, as newer laser technology can deliver greater results with more control and less post-procedure discomfort.
The type and depth of chemical peel administered will depend on your skin type, concern, Fitzpatrick type, and skincare habits. Consult with our skincare professional to create a customized treatment plan for your specific skin needs and to understand how to maintain results.
HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK?
Chemical peels improve the texture and appearance of the skin by sloughing off the outer layers of the skin. They are effective facial treatments for improving blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tone. During the treatment, a pre-determined quantity of the peel solution is applied to the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, or legs. This solution works by reacting with the upper layer of the skin to efficiently dissolve the bonds that bind surface cells to the skin, ultimately revealing smoother, healthier skin underneath.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE DURING A CHEMICAL PEEL?
Even a superficial chemical will produce a tingling sensation on the skin. However, this mild discomfort will typically subside once the peel solution has been neutralized. Deeper peels can feel quite active and may require the application of a numbing cream beforehand. In general, skin accustomed to the use of acids will tolerate stronger formulations.
A superficial peel can produce some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, which may last 3 to 5 days. The more intense medium and deep peels will result in noticeable redness, swelling, blistering (in the case of deep peels), and/or peeling for 7 to 14 days.
Deep chemical peels may also require bandages to be applied for a few days following treatment, along with prescribed
painkillers to manage the discomfort.
WHEN SHOULD I GET A CHEMICAL PEEL?
When and how frequently a chemical peel is administered will vary according to the depth and concentration of the peel. Superficial peels can become part of an ongoing monthly skin maintenance program. Medium depth peels are generally done in a series of 3-6, while a deep peel may only be done once or twice a year.