Chemical Peels in Chicago, IL

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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.

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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