Are Chemical Peels Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Aug 01, 2023

Are Chemical Peels Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Unveil your radiance with the transformative power of chemical peels. Even with sensitive skin, you can bask in the glow of rejuvenated skin. Explore how you can safely enjoy this journey to revitalized beauty.

A fresh, glowing complexion is a timeless hallmark of beauty. Chemical peels, an in demand treatment, can help you achieve just that. They work by accelerating the natural process of exfoliation, revealing fresher, healthier skin underneath. 

The best part? Those with sensitive skin can take advantage of chemical peels, too. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, Texas, we're all about finding the beauty solution that works best for your unique skin. In this blog, we’ll share more about chemical peels and how they work for patients with sensitive skin.

The secret to a refreshing glow

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment that uses a chemical solution to remove the top layer of the skin. The new skin is brighter, smoother, and less wrinkled. Chemical peels can address various skin issues, including acne scars, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

For those with sensitive skin, there are specially designed peels with milder ingredients. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we tailor your chemical peel treatment to your skin type, ensuring you get the results you want while minimizing potential irritation.

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels work by inducing controlled injury to the skin, which prompts the skin to heal itself by creating new cells. This process can help improve skin texture and appearance. The three main types of peels are light (superficial), medium, and deep peels, each suited to different skin types and conditions.

For sensitive skin, light chemical peels, which use milder acids like alpha-hydroxy acid, can be an excellent choice. They gently exfoliate your skin’s surface without causing significant irritation. Rest assured that the Medical Aesthetics & Laser team will help you choose the right option for the best results. 

Pre-peel consultation

At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we believe in a holistic approach to skin care. Before proceeding with a chemical peel, our experienced aestheticians will conduct a thorough skin analysis. This step ensures that your skin's characteristics, including sensitivity, are taken into account when choosing the most suitable chemical peel formula.

During the consultation, feel free to share your skin concerns, goals, and any past experiences with skin care treatments. This information allows us to customize your treatment to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible results.

Post-peel care

Taking care of your skin after a chemical peel is crucial, especially if your skin is sensitive. Post-procedure, your skin may experience some redness, similar to a sunburn, followed by scaling that ends within seven days. Keeping your skin moisturized and avoiding sun exposure can help minimize discomfort and protect the fresh, new layer of skin.

Regular follow-ups

Like any other skin care procedure, regular follow-ups play a vital role in the success of chemical peels. It allows us to monitor your progress and adjust your skin care regimen as necessary. If you have sensitive skin, regular check-ins ensure that your skin is responding well to the treatment.

The Medical Aesthetics & Laser team is committed to help you achieve healthier, more radiant skin. We're here to support you every step of the way, from your first consultation to your final results.

To learn more about our chemical peels and other popular options, reach out to our team at 281-419-2220 or book an appointment online with the Medical Aesthetics & Laser team today. Discover your best skin yet!