Chemical Peels

Refine Peel

Treatment Time:

1 hour

What It Treats:

Rejuvenates the skin and improves texture, pigmentation, acne, and fine lines

Results:

6 months to 1 year (after 3 treatments)

Recovery Time:

2-5 days

treatment chemical peel

About The Procedure:

The Refine Peel is designed for individuals of all skin types who are seeking more significant skin rejuvenation in fewer applications than a progressive glycolic series, and with less downtime than more aggressive procedures. Peel application is followed by a highly concentrated Retinol Activator containing peptides and antioxidants to enhance recovery and overall result.

Transform Peel

Treatment Time:

1 hour

What It Treats:

Improves pigmentation, texture, and rejuvenates your skin

Results:

6 months to 1 year (after 3 treatments)

Recovery Time:

4-7 days

About The Procedure:

Transform Peel is the most aggressive of the three Marini Peel Systems. It is an excellent solution to address pigmentation and advanced sun damage while providing overall skin rejuvenation. Peel application is followed by a highly concentrated Retinol Activator containing peptides and antioxidants to enhance recovery and overall result.

Clarify Peel

Treatment Time:

1 hour

What It Treats:

This peel is best for acne and oily skin. This works great on darker skin types.

Results:

6 months to 1 year (after 3 treatments)

Recovery Time:

2-5 Days

About The Procedure:

Clarify Peel is ideal for anyone seeking a serious solution for acne and rejuvenation in individuals with oily skin. Lipid soluble salicylic acid and mandelic acid dissolve oil to penetrate into and clear follicles for maximum results. Clarify peel is also a great solution for resurfacing and rejuvenation of ethnic skin. Peel application is followed by a highly concentrated Retinol Activator containing peptides and antioxidants to enhance recovery and overall result.

Who Is a Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Candidates for chemical peels are people who have unwanted, noticeable skin conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Candidates should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and free from any active infections.

Contraindications for chemical peels are active bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, a history of facial cancer, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis or dermatitis. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, we recommend waiting until after birth to seek chemical peel treatment.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel Treatment?

During your chemical peel treatment, a solution will be gently applied to your skin in multiple, even layers. Patients may experience a slight stinging sensation during the procedure, but this often disappears as soon as the solution settles on the face. During your recovery process, the solution will work to peel off the outermost layer of the skin, revealing fresh new skin free from sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve desired results.

Are There Any Risks With Chemical Peels?

Like any skin treatment, chemical peels do come with risks. These risks can include:

  • Skin infection
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Bacterial, fungal, or viral infection
  • Cold sores

How Can I Prepare for My Chemical Peel Treatment?

Preparing ahead of time for your chemical peel treatment can lead to a complication-free procedure and recovery. Consider doing the following before your chemical peel appointment:

  • Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily
  • Quit smoking
  • Stop the use of Retinol for one week before your chemical peel
  • Stop the use of facial exfoliants
  • Avoid AHA or BHA products
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun to decrease the chances of sunburn

What Is Recovery Like After a Chemical Peel?

Immediately after your treatment, you may begin to feel itching as your skin begins to shed. This, along with redness and patchiness, is a normal part of the chemical peel healing process. Within five to seven days, patients will begin to notice their skin peeling. After about two weeks, the skin should be completely healed, and patients can enjoy their new skin results for up to four to six weeks before needing a follow-up treatment to maintain their results.

Schedule a Consultation at SomaSou MedSpa in Alexandria, VA

If you’re ready to achieve the skin you’ve always wanted, don’t hesitate to book your first consultation with us by clicking here. At SomaSou Med Spa, we strive to provide high-quality care to patients looking to enhance their natural beauty. To learn more about chemical peels and how they can benefit you, call 571.895.7685 to reach a team member at our office in Alexandria, VA, or to book your first appointment.

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