Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in Dillon, CO

Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment that refreshes the look of your skin. Peaks Medical and Urgent Care in Dillon, Colorado, provides a number of elective services to enhance the well-being of the community it serves, like chemical peels. Call the office situated in Summit County, or request an appointment online to learn more about chemical peels at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care. Virtual consultations are also available. 

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that exfoliate the skin. During treatment, your provider at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care uses a chemical solution that evenly removes the top layer of your skin, revealing the younger, healthier skin underneath.

Chemical peels come in varying levels of strength. The stronger the chemical peel, the deeper the exfoliation.

What do chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels treat many common skin concerns that affect the face, hands, neck, and chest. You may want to consider chemical peels if you’re looking for an effective cosmetic treatment to:

  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles
  • Remove areas of hyperpigmentation
  • Lessen the appearance of acne scars
  • Brighten your complexion
  • Reduce the appearance of freckles
  • Improve skin texture

Chemical peels also treat some forms of acne and acne scarring. 

How do I prepare for chemical peels?

Your provider at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care explains what steps you need to take to prepare for your chemical peel. In general, you need to protect your skin from the sun, avoid tanning, and stop using products that contain retinoids at least two weeks before your treatment.

You should avoid exfoliating your skin and drink plenty of water so you're adequately hydrated.

What happens during chemical peels?

While you relax in the treatment chair, your provider cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent and applies a numbing lotion to reduce discomfort during your chemical peel. Then, they evenly apply the chemical solution to your skin and let it sit for a set period.

Your provider then removes the peel and covers the treated area with a soothing lotion. 

What can I expect after chemical peels?

You can expect some redness and flaking following your chemical peel at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care. Healing takes at least a week and sometimes longer for stronger peels.

Peaks Medical and Urgent Care supplies you with skin products you apply to your skin that support the healing process. Chemical peels make your skin more sensitive, and you must use sunscreen daily.  

Chemical peels are a great cosmetic treatment for brightening your look. Call Peaks Medical and Urgent Care or request a consultation online today.