Is a Chemical Peel Safe and Beneficial for the Skin?

We offer a variety of chemical peels here at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, each with its own unique characteristics, benefits, and best uses. Chemical peels range from mild to very intense, correcting and improving a whole host of skin issues and concerns like texture problems, hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, and more. Even though chemical peels are very effective for the problem they are designed to treat, many of our clients ask if these peels are safe and beneficial. In this post, we’re pulling back the wool and revealing the truth about chemical peels…when applied by a qualified medical or aesthetic practitioner, chemical peels are safe, effective, and highly beneficial for any skin type.

Safety and Efficacy

When applied and monitored properly, chemical peels are very safe. Chemical peels involve the application of a solution to the skin, which exfoliates and eventually peels off, revealing newer, healthier skin beneath. Only a trained practitioner should apply a chemical peel, especially the more intense peels like the 20% TCA Intense Peel. By doing a full health history and examination before administering a peel, we ensure that each chemical peel treatment is safe and suited to the patient’s skin type and goals. 

Benefits for the Skin

The benefits of a chemical peel will depend on its ingredients and strength. Mild peels will improve the skin’s texture and absorption while removing dead skin and correcting minor issues. More serious concerns, like severe hyperpigmentation or acne, will need a more aggressive peel to be effective. Most chemical peels will have some effect on reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and blemishes while improving tone, texture, elasticity, and clarity. Some chemical peels penetrate so deeply that they even stimulate collagen production and restructuring. 

Customized Treatment

A great benefit of chemical peels is that a trained aesthetician will know how to use different peels and treatments together to achieve an even better result. Here at Ultimate Image, we customize our client’s treatment plans to address their exact skin needs, which may include various types of chemical peels along with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion, ProCell microneedling, or facials. This multi-pronged approach gets our clients the results they want quickly but safely.

Post-Treatment Care

Post-treatment care is crucial and highly dependent on the type of chemical peel administered. Mild peels will result in minor redness or swelling and require minimal downtime. Many clients can return to work the next day after a mild chemical peel, although most prefer to at least wait a few until all redness subsides. More intense peels will result in extended downtime and more involved aftercare. Your aesthetician will always explain all aftercare requirements with you before you receive a chemical peel to be sure your lifestyle will allow for the proper post-peel care.

Ready to Peel Away Your Skin Concerns?

Chemical peels, when done correctly, are a safe and beneficial way to enhance skin health. If you’re in Tampa Bay and want to explore our range of chemical peels and other cosmetic services, schedule a personalized consultation by calling 727-799-7000 or messaging us online.