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Understanding Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are ideal for removing superficial layers of the skin and the flaws they contain. Peels come in various intensities and are often used to minimize minor wrinkling or scarring, lighten hyperpigmentation (brown spots or patches on the skin) and reduce or eliminate active acne. Chemical peels are often the perfect complement to microdermabrasion or facials.
Elamar is proud to offer VI Peel® for people looking to reverse sun damage, environmental damage, and the effects of time. VI Peel enhances your skin's natural beauty by bringing new skin cells to the surface using gentle exfoliation. It is also highly effective in treating hyperpigmentation, reducing fine wrinkles and scars, and clearing acne and impurities. VI Peel is virtually painless and requires little to no downtime.
The Zimmer Cryo 6 Keep Cool During Your Treatments
At Elamar, our patients' comfort is just as important as their results. That's why we're proud to offer the Zimmer Cryo 6, an innovative cool air device that keeps you cool and comfortable during your laser treatments, chemical peels, vein therapy, and more.
Chemical Peel Safety
When performed by an experienced provider, chemical peels are very safe. You should expect some light flaking and peeling after treatment. More pronounced peeling is common after a medium or deep peel. This is normal and should subside after a few days or weeks.
It is very important to avoid sun exposure following your chemical peel. Your treatment provider will apply a moisturizer with light sunscreen immediately after your peel, and it is important that you continue to wear sunscreen for several weeks. Products containing retinol (Retin-A), glycolic acid, or other chemical exfoliators should be discontinued 3 days before and after your chemical peel. It is important to schedule your chemical peel around vacations or other outdoor activities when you may be more exposed to the sun.
Receive a complimentary skin analysis with the VECTRA® 3D imaging system during your skincare consultation. Learn More.
Can I Benefit?
Chemical peels are ideal for men and woman who want to rejuvenate their appearance and improve the texture and tone of their skin. Specifically, those who benefit most from this treatment are those seeking to control acne, decrease oil production and pore size, treat skin hyperpigmentation, soften fine lines and wrinkles, smooth acne scarring, and prevent blackheads and milia (small white bumps).