Chemical Peels Ottawa

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels were performed in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece and represent one of the oldest, if not the oldest, cosmetic procedures in the world. With soft peel it is possible to change the texture and appearance of skin and to remove wrinkles and scars. Chemical peels are one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin.

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What is a Chemical Peel?

Through the application of a mild acid, the damaged superficial layers of the skin are removed and their regeneration incited.

Fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, acne or acne scars, irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin and scaly patches which are the result of aging or sun damage and which appear on the face, neck, arms, and hands, can be treated and corrected by this method.

Variety of Chemical Peels

There are a variety of chemical peels and varying strengths for different skin types: glycolic, beta, TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and Vitamin A (retinoic acid).

Please book an appointment today with our Medical Esthetician to analyze your skin and decide if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.

What is the Chemical Peel Used For?

  • Reduce the visibility of (acne)scars.
  • Reduce the size of pores.
  • Smoothen your skin, making wrinkles less visible.
  • Fade pigment spots and an uneven skin tone.
  • Make your skin look younger and refreshed.
  • Boost collagen production, for firmer skin.
  • Reduced acne, black and whiteheads.

Frequently Asked Questions

During the treatment, a “controlled acid” is applied to the skin. These acids will remove the upper layer of the epidermis.
There are different depts of peeling; superficial, medium and deep peels.
Superficial peels result in no downtime for your skin, but the results are also less noticeable.
Medium and deeper peels may have side effects such as redness of the skin, swelling, flaking, scarring,
inflammation, temporary or permanent skin discoloration and increased sensitivity.

Depending on your goal and skin therapist’s advice you may have multiple superficial peels instead of one deep peel. The result will be the same, but the risks are reduced and the recovery process is significantly shorter. Your skin specialist can
offer expert advice on which peel is right for your skin.
To get the most optimal results we advise to do 3 until 6 treatments with two until four weeks in between.

First, the skin will be cleaned thoroughly. Then, the chemical peel will be applied on the skin and will sit on the skin for a couple of minutes.

During the peel, most people feel a (sun) burning sensation. This feeling is normal because the peel is having a chemical reaction with the skin. This feeling will last about five to ten minutes, followed by a
stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging.

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to a sunburn occurs following the procedure.

Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days.

Mild peels might be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you are looking for.

You’ll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.

The initial consultation is approximately 20 minutes and treatment will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

You will see an improvement in the skin condition after just one treatment.

To get the best results you may require to 1-2 treatments per month.

Depending on the type of the peel used you might expect one to seven days downtime.


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