What Are Chemical Peels and Resurfacers?

Is your skin rough in texture? Are you noticing brown spots, fine lines, or acne scars? If so, chemical peels and resurfacers may be a great choice to improve your skin. They are designed to shed the aged, dead outer layers of the skin, addressing specific skin concerns. At Skin Refine Medspa in Sunnyvale, CA, we want you to discover the beauty that’s just a peel away!

Both chemical peels and resurfacers are effective treatments for a variety of skin types and conditions. While patients with fair-skin often see better results with chemical peels, those with darker skin tones may also see good results, depending on the goal of treatment. There are a variety of different active ingredients that can be used within a Chemical Peel and Resurfacer that include salicylic, glycolic, mandelic, lactic, fruit acids, and many more which vary in intensity. These acids exfoliate the skin, causing dead skin cells to shed, revealing new, healthy, skin underneath.

What Can Chemical Peels and Resurfacers Address?:

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Should I Get Chemical Peels or Resurfacers?

The majority of people need to start with a Resurfacer and work up to a Chemical Peel, which is a much stronger treatment. Patients who wish to combat signs of aging and achieve softer, more evenly-toned skin can often benefit from Chemical Peels and Resurfacing treatments. However, we do not recommend these treatments if you are pregnant or nursing. After most Resurfacers and Peels, you should moisturize your skin, wear sunscreen, and stay out of the sun. Chemical Peels may be repeated every 1-4 weeks, depending on the intensity of the peel and your skin professional’s recommendation.

What to Expect?

During your Chemical Peel or Resurfacing treatment, your skin professional will thoroughly clean the treatment area, and a chemical solution will be applied. Depending on the depth of the peel, some people may experience a slight burning or tingling sensation that will last from 5-10 minutes. The peel will then be neutralized and/or removed.

Following a Chemical Peel, your skin may be red and sensitive, and may scale and peel after about a week. Your skin will be temporarily more sensitive to sunlight, so it is important to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen above SPF 30 every day. Limiting your time in the sun is imperative for achieving the best possible results.

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If you have spent years out in the sun without sunscreen, or are simply dealing with signs of aging that you wish to address, chemical peels and resurfacing treatments at Skin Refine Medspa in Sunnyvale, CA can help! Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. Skin Refine Medspa is located in Sunnyvale which is 35 miles south of San Francisco in the South Bay. We are centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley and we are surrounded by Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Altos, Woodside, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Saratoga, and Los Gatos.