What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel. The new, regenerated skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

What is a chemical peel good for?

Aside from smoothing wrinkles, chemical peels also help treat discoloration, rough skin, age spots, and acne scars.

What types of chemical peels are there?

There are many types of chemical peels, ranging from light to deep. After a complimentary consultation Dr. Vulich at Refine Medical Spa in Chicago will advise you in choosing the best treatment for your skin and your particular skin problems.

Does a chemical peel hurt?

You may feel a burning sensation for about five or ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Dr. Vulich will advise you on pain medication and compresses if necessary.

How long will it take to heal from a chemical peel?

Peels will take a few days to a couple of weeks to heal. Dr. Vulich will instruct you in aftercare.

How often should I get chemical peels?

The treatment is individualized. During your initial complimentary consultation, Dr Vulich will advise you on the best treatment for your skin.

Are chemical peels safe?

Yes, when administered by a qualified practitioner.

Are chemical peels good for treating acne and acne scars?

Chemical peels are good for treating some types of acne. Chemical peels are very good for treating acne scars, since the old slayers of kin will peel and new skin will be revealed.

Are chemical peels safe for all skin tones?

Chemical peels are safe for all skin tones.