Chemical Peels Specialist

Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery -  - Cosmetic Dermatology

Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Dermatology located in West Loop, Chicago, IL

A chemical peel doesn’t just slough off dead and dying skin cells; it promotes the growth of new and healthier cells, too. At Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Jonith Breadon, MD, and the team can brighten and even out your skin with a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel. To learn more and explore your options, call the office or request an appointment online right away.

Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are versatile skin treatments that can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck, or chest. For any chemical peel at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Dr. Breadon and the team spread a chemical solution across your skin evenly in the areas you choose to target. The chemicals cause skin cells on or near the surface to slough off. 

With Dr. Breadon’s guidance and advice, you get to choose the strength of your chemical peel. Superficial peels are the gentlest option and have the most subtle results. However, they heal quickly, and you can make a full recovery within a week. 

Medium depth peels are a step up in strength from superficial peels and might cause some swelling and crusting before you see the final effect. Deep chemical peels bring dramatic, stunning results, but you must consider that you can only get one in your lifetime.

What’s the purpose of getting a chemical peel?

The primary purpose of a chemical peel is the removal of dead skin cells and debris from your skin’s surface. The sun damages cells on and near the surface of your skin, which results in pigmentation and tone unevenness. 

A single chemical peel can erase or minimize features you might not like on your skin, like:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Small scars
  • Melasma
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage and spots

By removing the dead cells, a chemical peel promotes the growth of newer, healthier cells in much better shape. Faster cell turnover leads to a brighter and more even complexion, and depending on the depth of your peel, you can get them multiple times for continuously fresh skin. 

How should I take care of my skin after a chemical peel?

Chemical peels of any depth require some considerations for aftercare, especially deep peels. Your skin is red and tender for a while after treatment, and it’s important to follow Dr. Breadon’s aftercare instructions to avoid making your redness and irritation worse. 

To make sure your skin calms down and heals well after a chemical peel, you should:

  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Avoid ultraviolet (UV) tanning beds
  • Temporarily stop wearing makeup
  • Follow instructions for cleansing and moisturizing

Dr. Breadon and the team can recommend great products to use on your skin as it heals. They also give you tips for your skin care routine in the days and weeks after your peel, which might be gentler than your usual steps. 

Chemical peels are the perfect noninvasive way to treat pigmentation issues and certain texture problems with your skin. To schedule a chemical peel consultation, call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, or book an appointment online today.