Get Radiant Skin with Chemical Peels from BC Laser
For many years chemical peels have been performed in order to give the skin a fresher, younger appearance. Over the years many different peeling substances have been used, and newer techniques and technologies now offer safe and effective ways to improve the texture of the skin.
There are many different types of chemical peels available and all vary in strength and type of solution used.
What is the goal of chemical peeling?
Chemical peels help improve the texture and appearance of the skin. They are useful for fine wrinkles and for age and sunlight induced areas of discolouration or roughness. A chemical peel will not correct deep wrinkles or loose skin, but it is a rapid means of enhancing your overall appearance. Chemical peels can improve a variety of conditions such as:
- uneven pigmentation
- shallow acne scars
- sun damaged skin
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- blotchy skin
We like to think of chemical peels as Radiance treatments as they give a real glow to the skin.
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How is a chemical peel performed?
Chemical peels are quick procedures performed in the office.The skin is cleansed and the peeling solution or solutions are carefully applied to the appropriate areas. For some, this may be a full face peel, which would cover the entire face. Others may need a partial peel, such as around the mouth for those fine, vertical lines, the forehead for horizontal wrinkles, or on cheeks for fine wrinkles and age spots. The treatment may be accompanied by some stinging or a mild burning sensation. Depending upon the strength of the peel treatment you may see that the skin will become somewhat red, and a little swollen and flaky (similar to a sunburn) for a few days. About one in ten patients will have some brown patches, which peel off within 7-10 days. During the healing process the cells that are shed are replaced by a fresh new skin surface. After healing there may be some temporary mild pinkness that gradually fades and can be diminished by makeup.
Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are suitable for almost all skin types. Each person undergoes a careful assessment of skin type prior to determined which chemical peel , if any, would be suitable for them. People that have Rosacea, pigmentation, Acne or want to rejuvenate their skin would all benefit from chemical peels. Every chemical peel also includes suggestions for proper home care and Sun protection.
What type of products do you use?
There are many Chemical peels available for use for a variety of reasons. Currently we use VI Peel and the Dermaceutic line of peels such as the Milk peel, Cosmo Peel, Mask Peel and Spot Peel.
Our Surrey Skin Care Clinic offers chemical peels to our clients from all over Surrey, Delta, White Rock, New Westminster, Coquitlam and Langley. To book an appointment with our office call 604 580 2464 to see if chemical peels are right for you.