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How often should I get chemical peels?

Have you decided to add chemical peels to your skin care regimen, but you’re not quite sure how often to schedule them. A chemical peel is a great way to exfoliate the skin, in order to restore a radiant complexion.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a chemical solution to revitalize the tone and texture of the skin. Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, rough skin, and superficial scars.

How often should I get chemical peels?

The frequency with which you should get a chemical peel depends largely on the type of chemical peel you are receiving. Peels can potentially damage the skin if they are done too often, so it’s important not to overdo them.

Skinmedica chemical peels are among the top trusted brands within the medical spa community. They offer three types of peels; superficial, medium, and deep. These denote the degree of penetration into the skin and all three provide different types of results.

Superficial peels like salicylic acid peels or glycolic acid peels are very gentle, and do not irritate the skin, so they can usually be done every 3-4 weeks. Medium depth peels penetrate a little deeper and require a longer recovery time, so doctors recommend having these peels every 4-6 weeks. Deep peels are very invasive, and they usually do not have to be repeated.

How often you get a chemical peel will also depend on the skin concerns you need addressed, as well as your aesthetic goals. Most patients need multiple chemical peels to achieve their desired skin rejuvenation goals. It’s therefore best to consult with a trained cosmetic specialist to get a customized peel plan that’s right for you.

Are you still unsure how often to get a chemical peel? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the New York, NY area, Anand Medical Spa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at anandmedicalspa.com, or by calling 212-653-0366.

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