What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel is a noninvasive technique to improve the radiance of the skin on the face, neck, and décollatage. Chemical peels remove damaged, dead skin cells by applying a special treatment on your skin, which causes the visible layer to slough off. The treatment can vary in strength, depending on which chemical exfoliating solutions are used (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, or trichloroacetic acids) to reveal smoother, healthier skin. At Elysium SurgiSpa, our team offers chemical peel treatments that help to decrease skin flaws, such as scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation, and more. Schedule a consultation at our office in Chicago, IL to learn more about chemical peels and other aesthetic treatments.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Great service had 3 chemical peels done always very attentive Thank You going back soon 👍"- S.S. / Google / Oct 28, 2018
"Dr. Mick is the Michelangelo of Fillers and Botox. There is no amount of good that I can say that does justice to how amazing Elysium SurgiSpa truly is. Dr. Mick is not only warm and approachable, but his ’bedside manner’ is unparalleled. I was referred to Elysium for Botox and now go there for all of my skincare needs including hydra facials, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and skincare products. Not to mention, the staff is all fantastic and attentive and the space is beautiful."- H.S. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2021
"Plenty of metered street parking outside the building. $4.75/hour. There’s a park right across the street, which looks beautiful, so for those with kids *hint hint*When I walked in, the lobby looks beautiful, organized, and smells great. Wish I took a picture to share with you all.Bathroom was clean.Heard about the rave of Hydrafacial and saw a deal off Groupon so bought it to try. They start you off with a skin analysis using VISIA. It was nice to see areas of concern. The analysis points out spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, brown spots, red areas and porphyrins (bacteria on face). High scores means good, low not so good. It was reassuring to know I scored high in UV and porphyrins meaning my sunscreen application has been good and my face is clean from bacteria. Victoria was my esthetician. She’s very nice, informative and gentle. The session was relaxing. She paid really good attention to my blackheads. After using the equipment for extraction she did manual extraction, which I appreciate. Manual extraction was the most discomforting, but tolerable for me. Victoria was nice enough to take before and after pictures for me. My skin is sensitive so I had some red spots after the treatment but was told it’ll go away in a few hours. You can see after the treatment my is more hydrated based off the diminished lines. Blackheads not as visible. Victoria will give you recommendations post treatment, for me it was adding vitamin C into my regimen. She she didn’t push any sales or product onto me. Hydrafacial maintenance is every 4-6 weeks. I’m all about self care, but don’t think I’ll be doing it every 4-6 weeks, maybe 8 weeks :p. They do have packages so do ask about the pricing for that if you want to save in the long run."- E.L. / Yelp / Jul 04, 2022
"Elysium has been my go to SurgiSpa for over 5 years now. I absolutely love their staff and have dealt with each individual over the years with nothing but wonderful things to say about each of them. They can answer any questions that you might have and are consistently educated on the newest treatments and options for your skin. Dr. Mick is very well versed in many different treatment modalities and makes reasonable suggestions depending on your concerns and his evaluation. He’s extremely educated and personable which can be a tough combination to find. I have been seen by Tylar and Swlvia over the years and again the feel is always consistent, I am never rushed, I feel like I am in good hands and both providers are professional. Victoria has been my esthetician and has performed multiple hydrafacials on me. She does such a fantastic job and I’m always getting compliments after my facials with her. She gives great suggestions for my skin to look it’s best. Allison is the practice manager and is always so patient when scheduling my appointments. She works with me and always has a smile on her face. The practice is always clean and well tended to. The location is very easy to get to with plenty of metered parking. Overall, I love this place. Highly recommended!"- N.S. / Yelp / Jan 23, 2023
"Had an amazing experience! Well worth it. Was really impressed with the photo analysis. Broke down the composition of my face. That was included with the facial. My esthetician Tyler was knowledgeable and sweet. Facilities are clean and staff was friendly."- M.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2023
What Are The Benefits Of A Chemical Peel?
Depending on the strength of your chemical peel, you may find a myriad of these advantages from your session at Elysium SurgiSpa:
- Reduction in wrinkles and age signs
- Diminishment of pores and other skin imperfections
- Evened and calmed complexion
- Hydrated and revived skin
Chemical Peel FAQ
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your specific skin needs and cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, our team will help you determine which peel is best for your skin. A few things you may consider are your general health, your skin type, the depth of your skin concerns, the time you can commit to recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. Initially, it may be better to start with a lighter peel and see what you think of the results. From there, we can tweak your treatment plan to discover the best chemical peel level for your needs.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Dermabrasion and chemical peels are both facial treatments that address surface imperfections to make your skin a softer appearance. The primary difference is that dermabrasion uses special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush ) to clear away the top layer of skin through a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. In your initial consultation, our team will go over the pros and cons of each treatment and help you choose whether dermabrasion or a chemical peel is better to achieve your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the peel selected, you may feel mild discomfort while it is actively treating your skin. If you have a lighter peel, you may notice some discomfort, but this goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper skin problems and give you longer-lasting results; however, they typically cause greater discomfort. Topical anesthetics, medications, and soothing ointments may be used to minimize your discomfort during your treatment. A member of our team will go over post-treatment skincare to optimize your results.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
A team member at Elysium SurgiSpa will assess your skin in an exam in our Chicago, IL office before choosing a chemical peel for optimal results. On the day of your procedure at Elysium SurgiSpa, we will cleanse your skin before applying the personalized solution to the face, neck, or both. We will massage the solution onto your face and allow it to sit for a specific length of time. Next, we will wash the solution off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients should bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the treatment to avoid environmental exposure. Depending on the level of the chemical peel you choose, you can expect your skin to peel and itch from several days to a couple of weeks. To allow your skin to heal and avoid any scarring, it's important to avoid picking at your face during the healing process. Once your skin has healed, you should notice a more even texture and a more radiant glow.
Great Skin Starts here
If you are new to facial treatments, Elysium SurgiSpa can help you find the ideal procedure to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our team is pleased to perform chemical peels that provide patients with healthier, brighter skin that feels touchably soft. Call our office in Chicago, IL to book your skin consultation today for a chemical peel treatment.
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