Gentle Exfoliation With Maximum Benefits
Over time, dead skin cells build up on your skin, causing dullness, flaking, and texture. You may be prone to dry skin, or you may find that your skin doesn’t quite look like it used to as you age. One of the best ways to give your skin a refresh is with a professional chemical peel.
For more radiant, glowing skin, it’s important to exfoliate and encourage skin cell turnover. There are two forms of exfoliation: chemical and physical. While physical exfoliation has its place, it is oftentimes too abrasive for inflamed or sensitive skin.
Chemical peels in Chicago are a more gentle approach. They use professional-grade ingredients to exfoliate away dead skin cells for restored, beautiful skin.
Chemical Peels in Algonquin
What it Treats
Uneven skin tone
30 – 45 minutes
Female or Male
14 or older
Recovery & Downtime
Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, there may not be downtime required, but you must take care of your skin, as it will be more sensitive than usual. You are free to go back to work or your regular routine after leaving our office, but some redness and sensitivity are normal.
Why Try Chemical Peels in Algonquin?
Since this treatment encourages cellular turnover, you can expect smoother skin with a renewed look and feel.
Better Skincare & Makeup Application
Without the barrier of dead skin cells, you'll find that your skincare and makeup products apply smoother and work better.
When your skin has better cell turnover, it lessens the appearance of fine lines and works to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
The Chemical Peel Process
What to Expect
Before your chemical peel in Algonquin, you'll meet with one of our providers for a skin consultation. We will discuss your skin concerns, goals, and sensitivities and identify the perfect find the best chemical peel for you. Based on this consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your needs.
Chemical Peel Treatment
Your provider will make sure you are comfortable, clean the treatment area, then apply the chemical peel product. Depending on the depth of your treatment, the procedure time and products used vary.
You may notice some results right away, but your chemical peel results will progress throughout the next few days as your skin heals.
- Avoid another deep exfoliation treatment or facial hair removal at least two weeks before.
- Let your provider know about any medications you’re on.
- Tell your provider about any active skincare products you’re using, as we may advise you to stop using it before your chemical peel.
- Limit your sun exposure and wear SPF.
- Avoid sun exposure over the next several days; if it’s unavoidable, wear SPF and other forms of sun protection.
- Use soothing skincare ingredients and avoid exfoliation or irritating ingredients.
- Follow additional aftercare instructions from your provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to recover from a chemical peel?
Chemical peel recovery time varies based on the strength of the peel you receive. Your return to normal activity can range from a day to a week with a light peel. A medium or deep chemical peel can require a week or two.
Are chemical peels painful?
There may be some discomfort depending on the strength of the peel you receive. Before your chemical peel in Algonquin, we will be sure to review everything you should expect during and after treatment and help you manage any symptoms as they arise.
Can you see results after one chemical peel?
Yes, regardless of which chemical peel we administer, results will be noticeable once your skin recovers, which can take as short as a few hours for a lighter peel, or a few days for a deeper peel!
How often should I get a chemical peel?
We recommend light chemicals for maintenance every 3 to 6 weeks. Medium peels can be applied every 3 to 6 months. You should only receive deep chemical peels once or twice a year. Our team can help you decide the best long-term care plan for your unique skin type and aesthetic goals.
How much does a chemical peel cost?
The cost of a chemical peel will vary based on the specific application we use. We will discuss care costs during your initial consultation after determining your treatment plan.
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