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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels at Perceptions Aesthetic Spa

While many new and innovative treatments have arrived since the advent of the chemical peel, this treatment remains one of our most popular cosmetic treatments because of its ease and efficacy. Chemical peels have been a mainstay in the aesthetic industry for decades, due primarily to their unwavering usefulness for all skin types.  Chemical Peels offer outstanding results with an exceptional safety profile, treat a variety of conditions and now are formulated to be more effective than ever.  They are consistent, reliable, and require minimal downtime and discomfort.

The clinical staff at Perceptions Aesthetic Spa, recommends chemical peels as an essential part of any anti-aging skincare routine. Peels of specific intensity are used alone for specific conditions and provide an environment for fresh new skin to present or in conjunction with laser procedures to amplify the outcomes.    

On the fun side, peels can brighten and smooth the skin before a big event like a reunion, presentation, or party, or simply have you looking brilliant all year long. 

Learn about chemical peels in Sacramento, CA, by contacting Perceptions Aesthetic Spa. We specialize in non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments for the face and body. Call us with your questions or to schedule an appointment: (916) 844-0155.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove the outer layers of the skin. Removing this skin reveals fresh, new skin and can significantly reduce imperfections. Chemical peels are a time-tested, beloved treatment for achieving bright, beautiful, and healthy skin without surgery. Chemical peels can also be paired with other non-surgical treatments like Botox, fillers, or Exilis skin tightening.

Chemical Peel Benefits

There are many potential benefits offered to our Sacramento chemical peel patients. These may include:

  • Exfoliates and smooths the skin
  • Evens skin tone
  • Treats melasma and hyperpigmentation
  • Helps the skin to absorb topical treatments more readily
  • Minimizes the appearance of sun damage
  • Reduces the number and severity of wrinkles
  • Helps clear the skin and reduces breakouts
  • Fades scarring including acne scars

Every patient struggles with different skin concerns and may experience unique benefits from their chemical peel. Scheduling a consultation will help you discover the specific benefits you’re likely to enjoy.

A Chemical Peel for Every Skin Type

Chemical peels are easily customized for each patient’s skin type and concerns: 

Lighter peels offer dramatic results with less downtime and discomfort, but a series of treatments may be needed. 

Deeper peels may require fewer treatments but require a more intensive recovery period. Certain skin concerns respond more effectively to a lighter or deeper peel. 

Some patients receive peels on a regular schedule (for example, a light peel once monthly or a deeper peel every 3-6 months). Other patients may opt for a single, one-time peel before a big event. We can help you customize the strength of your peel and the frequency of your treatments to fit with your lifestyle and preferences.

Your Chemical Peel: What to Expect

Chemical peels are performed in our Roseville and Fair Oaks offices. They are an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. The treatment begins with a deep cleansing of the skin, and then a chemical solution is applied to clean skin and remains in place for a pre-determined period of time. After the peel has had time to activate and work on the skin, it is neutralized. Healing serums and soothing creams may also be applied to the skin. Our specialists will monitor you throughout the whole process to ensure you are safe, comfortable, and have everything you need.

Chemical Peel Recovery

Recovery after a chemical peel depends on the intensity of the peel. Lighter peels require minimal downtime and have few side effects. Deeper peels require more downtime and may have more effects, especially for the first few days. 

Some side effects patients may experience after a chemical peel include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Sun sensitivity
  • A temporarily lighter or darker skin appearance
  • Mild swelling or crusting

We provide instructions for caring for the skin after a chemical peel. Good skin care can speed recovery and ensures that results will last long after the peel. 

You are welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns during the recovery process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels in Sacramento

Chemical peels are well tolerated, and most patients find they are not painful. During the peeling process, patients may experience tingling, stinging, or itching sensations. Our aestheticians use specialized techniques to minimize discomfort during the treatment. The amount of discomfort experienced after a chemical peel depends on the peel’s strength— generally, the lighter the peel, the milder the recovery.

This treatment is safe for most skin types and colors. Since many peel options are available, we can find solutions that are safe and effective for most patients.

Chemical peels come in many strengths and types. Some of the most popular and common chemical peels include VI, AHA, glycolic acid, and trichloroacetic acid. Our team of skincare experts can direct you to effective options for your skin. We use medical-grade peels specially selected for their effectiveness and safety.

Results appear shortly after a chemical peel. Patients notice their skin is smoother and softer almost immediately. The skin’s appearance will quickly improve and can be seen after redness or swelling fades. For a light peel, results can be seen as soon as 2-3 days after treatment.

While some mild peeling solutions are available for use at home, we recommend working with an experienced aesthetician for most chemical peels. The peels offered at our office offer deeper therapeutic benefits than the peels patients can safely perform at home. If you’re interested in an at-home exfoliation option, let us know, and we can provide skincare product recommendations.

Start Your Chemical Peel Journey Today!

Discover the benefits of a chemical peel by scheduling your first treatment at Perceptions Aesthetic Spa. We proudly serve our patients in Roseville, Fair Oaks, and the Greater Sacramento area. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule your treatment.