What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel exfoliates dead skin layers to expose new unblemished skin. Like peeling the outer layers of an onion, fresh and clean skin is exposed.

Chemical Peels come in different concentration grades based on acid percentage. This change in concentration is used to exfoliate at different depths of skin. A light superficial peel will have a lower concentration of acid compared to a deep high-concentration peel. The higher the concentration of peel, the slight increase in discomfort and better results.

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Chemical Peel Applications:

  • Fine wrinkles and lines
  • Rough skin
  • Sunspots, liver spots, and freckles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Skin tightening

How it Works

  • Step #1 Skin type determination
  • Step #2 Test spot application
  • Step #3 Cleaning treatment area and then apply chemical peel
  • Step #4 After several minutes, the peel is removed and neutralizing solution is applied
  • Step #5 Apply a special topical cream for skin rejuvenation and protection
  • Step #6 Homecare, continue to apply a topical moisturizer with SPF for ideal skin protection during the healing process

During the treatment, expect a slight stinging/burning sensation, once neutralizer applied symptoms improve. Post-treatment the skin may become whitish that improves in several minutes. Over the next 2-5 days, your skin may experience redness and skin flaking that improves over time. Do not peel, apply moisturizer and let the skin flake naturally.

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What to Expect

Recovery time can be from 2-10 days, dependent on the concentration of the peel. For ideal results, treatments are scheduled every 2 weeks, for a series of 4-6 sessions. In each visit, your peel concentration will be increased until your personalized regimen is complete. After your original chemical peel protocol, chemical peels can be performed annually for maintenance care. With good skin hygiene, expect results to vary across skin types, but generally last from 12 to 18 months.

Why Buffalo Aesthetics?

Buffalo Aesthetics is a leader in Botox, Filler, PRP and Skincare. Our skilled providers offer personalized care in our private boutique.

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