Light Chemical Peels in Dayton, Ohio

What is a light chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that can be used on the face, neck, chest and hands. Chemical peels use exfoliating solutions to remove damaged or aged layers of skin. This causes the smooth underlying skin layer to take its place and promotes regeneration of the skin.

How is a light chemical peel performed?

We begin with prepping the skin with a solution to remove any oil on the skin to allow proper penetration. After prepping, the salicylic acid is applied to the skin. The application of the chemical causes a slight burning sensation that lasts for a few minutes. A cooling fan may be used to decrease any discomfort.

What is the recovery time for a light chemical peel?

The healing time is 5 to 7 days. The skin will be red, it may feel tight or sunburned. After the redness fades some scaling and flaking may develop. The skin will be sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen should be used daily. You may wear makeup after a few days.

How long does a light chemical peel take?

Usually, patients are in and out of the office in 30 minutes.

What are the risks of light chemical peels?

Light chemical peels are quite safe. Rarely, minor irritation of the skin can occur.

How often should you do light chemical peels?

You can schedule light chemical peels every month for maintenance.

Light to Moderate Chemical Peel Aftercare

  • After the chemical peel, your skin may be red and may itch. Try to avoid touching your face. This should subside within 2-3 days.
  • Your skin may feel dry and sensitive. Moisturize your skin regularly with a gentle moisturizer. Use a gentle cleanser.
  • Do not exfoliate, you have already exfoliated with the chemical peel.
  • Do not use any retinoids for two weeks after your peel.
  • If you go outside, you should apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.
  • Do not expose your skin to excessive heat.
  • The peeling may take anywhere from 7-10 days depending on the depth of the peel.
  • You may apply a cool compress as needed.
  • Do not engage in strenuous activity for 2-3 days after treatment.

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