What Should I Expect After a Chemical Peel?

Cells close to the surface of the skin age and develop signs of damage over time. A chemical peel sweeps away layers of dull, lifeless cells to reveal improved skin. With a chemical peel for every skin concern, we are experts in choosing the perfect peel to help you shed acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging, among other concerns. 

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are treatments that use chemicals, usually acids such as glycolic or lactic acid, to peel away targeted layers of damaged skin. The strength and depth of a peel determine how many layers of the skin it will remove. The depth of the peel determines which conditions it can treat and how much downtime you can expect. Because we offer such a range of peels, your Willow Aesthetics provider has the right one for you. 

*Individual Results May Vary

What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

A chemical peel removes layers of skin by breaking the bonds holding the skin cells together. A light peel may only remove the outermost layers to brighten and rejuvenate the skin. A deep peel can remove many more layers to reach the levels where it can treat more significant skin issues. After a chemical peel, the new skin will look smoother, softer, and clearer. 

What Should I Expect After a Chemical Peel?

Recovery from a chemical peel depends on the strength of the peel and your own healing process. If you have a light peel, you may experience some mild redness and sensitivity that lasts a few hours to a day or two. After a more intensive peel, you may notice peeling, redness, and flaking for a few days to a week. Some very deep peels require several days to weeks of downtime while the skin recovers. All chemical peels make your skin temporarily more sun-sensitive, so avoid excess exposure and wear sunscreen. 

What Types of Chemical Peels are Available?

At Willow Aesthetics, we offer VI chemical peels due to their medical-grade ingredients and ability to target different skin concerns. This list includes some of our most popular and effective peels. 

VI Peel Original

This gentle, refreshing peel makes an excellent choice for those new to chemical peels or anyone looking for brighter, refreshed skin. Quarterly maintenance treatments with this peel keep skin youthful and glowing. 

VI Peel Precision Plus

This powerful medium-strength peel rejuvenates skin and targets pigmentation issues. It suppresses the production of melanin, leading to more even-toned skin and erasing hyperpigmentation. 

VI Peel Purity

If you struggle with acne and acne scars, this skin-clarifying peel can help. It regulates oil production and eliminates acne-causing bacteria for long-lasting clear skin. It also softens and smooths the appearance of acne scars. 

VI Peel Original Advanced

This intensive peel is recommended for those looking to treat deep lines and wrinkles. It works to rejuvenate and renew deep layers of skin for a dramatically smoother, more youthful appearance. 

VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus

This multi-purpose peel treats pigmentation issues and acne scarring to give you noticeably clearer, brighter skin. It can target sun damage as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne scars. 

VI Peel Body

This restorative, collagen-stimulating peel can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the hands, back, neck, and chest. It works gently on all areas to reveal smoother, more even skin anywhere you want to see it. 

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about chemical peels? Schedule your consultation with Willow Aesthetics today by calling our office at (210) 267-8882 or filling out the form below. We are proud to be San Antonio’s Premier Aesthetic Medical Spa.