Common Questions About Chemical Peels

Beautiful brunette spa girl with glowing hydrated facial skin touching healthy palm. Chemical peels aren’t as difficult to understand as many other non-surgical treatments. They don’t involve light energy, high-tech laser devices, or carefully placed injections. At their most basic level, chemical peels are just topical solutions that exfoliate or remove damaged skin. 

Even so, it’s normal to have questions about chemical peels, especially if you’ve never received one. Fortunately, The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery in Bellevue has all the answers you need.

What is a Chemical Peel Best For?

Chemical peels are best for improving skin tone and texture on the face, neck, or hands. Different ingredients can be used to treat different types of complexion imperfections. For example, mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid will address mild discoloration and roughness.

Other skin concerns that chemical peels can target include:

  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis 
  • Shallow scars

Can You See Results After One Peel?

Most patients will notice a visible improvement in their skin after their first chemical peel treatment. However, it typically takes several follow-up appointments to achieve the best results.

Factors such as your skin concerns and the strength of your chemical peel will determine your ideal number of sessions. Our experienced staff can give you more details during a consultation.

How Often Should I Get Chemical Peels?

In general, you can get a light or superficial chemical peel every four to six weeks. If you prefer medium-strength chemical peels, then it might make sense to schedule them roughly three to four months apart. Meanwhile, deep peels containing trichloroacetic acid or phenol can only be performed once. Talk to our staff to learn more about the perfect treatment schedule for you.

Get Ready to Reveal Your Best Skin

Dr. Fredric Stern and his team can help achieve your complexion goals using chemical peels. This popular treatment is an easy way to slough off dead and dull skin cells for radiant results.

Call 425-455-9100 today to schedule a consultation or treatment session. We provide exceptional skincare experiences to patients from Bellevue, Seattle, and across the Northwest.

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