Frequently asked questions
- A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a peel is smoother and younger-looking.
Albina's Skin Studio offers a range of peels, from gentle, superficial peels using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) or Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) to medium and deep peels using stronger acids like trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
- During the procedure, you might feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses may be applied to alleviate this feeling.
- Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, and scars typically on the face. They can improve the skin's appearance by reducing fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors, and much more.
- Before your chemical peel, you should avoid any medications or supplements that can affect blood clotting — such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E. Also, you should not use any retinoid creams or serums one week prior to your peel.
It is recommended avoiding makeup for at least 24 hours post-peel to prevent irritation and clogging of the pores.
- The downtime after a chemical peel depends on the type of peel. After a light peel, most people can return to regular activities immediately. Medium or deep peels may require several days to a week of recovery.
While chemical peels can be beneficial for many skin types, they might not be the best option for everyone. People with certain skin types, including very sensitive skin, may be more prone to side effects. Albina will conduct a thorough examination to understand your unique skin needs and concerns. Based on this assessment, she will recommend the most suitable peel treatment(s) tailored just for you.