What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

Calm,Serene,Young,Woman,In,Spa,Bathrobe,And,Towel,Relaxing chemical peel can be a simple way to refresh your skin. If you’ve never had a chemical peel before, it’s normal to be nervous about what to expect. Here, we’ll take a look at what happens at each step of a chemical peel at The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery.

Preparing for a Peel

Dr. Fredric A. Stern or one of our chemical peel providers will talk with you about your medical history to learn whether a chemical peel is a good fit for you. We’ll also examine your skin and talk about what you’d like to get out of your chemical peel.

Some preparation for your skin may be necessary, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure, to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your peel.

Your Peel Treatment Session

The Vitalize Peel® is a cutting-edge chemical peel system developed by SkinMedica®. It effectively combines the power of alpha-hydroxy and retinoic acid with other specially formulated peeling agents to deliver a thorough yet gentle exfoliation for your skin. With just one Vitalize Peel, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, giving you a healthier and more youthful glow.

During your Vitalize Peel treatment, a chemical solution is carefully applied to the skin, resulting in the gentle removal of its outer, damaged layers. The new skin typically appears smoother, brighter, and with a more uniform color.

Chemical peels are designed to be as comfortable as possible. Some individuals may notice a mild tingling sensation, a slight tightness, or a subtle shift in skin temperature.

After Your Chemical Peel

The peeling process typically begins within 48–72 hours following the treatment and can persist for 2–5 days. It is crucial to avoid removing peeling skin during this time.

You will typically experience visible improvements after just one Vitalize Peel and even more significant results after completing more sessions.

Highly-Rated Chemical Peels in Bellevue, WA

At The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, our team is here to help you get the natural results you want with a chemical peel. Whether you’re dealing with a specific skin issue or you simply want a pick-me-up that will leave you looking refreshed, we’ve got you covered. Dr. Stern and our friendly staff are here to help you relax while we take care of your skin. Reach out to our office today at 425-455-9100 to schedule a consultation.

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