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Chemical Peels

Did you know that you have younger and fresher skin under the surface? Your inner dermal layers have never been exposed to the elements, so they maintain a youthful radiance.

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How Can a Chemical Peel Help?

Deluxe facials and chemical peels in Toronto at Visage Clinic strip away wrinkled, sun-damaged outer layers to reveal the smooth, healthy skin beneath.

Applied to the face, neck, or hands, a chemical peel improves conditions such as:

  • Brown spots and irregular pigmentation
  • Rough patches
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Scars

Rejuvenate your skin with one of the many skincare treatments offered at Visage Clinic, including chemical peels.Request a consultation online, or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

Our Chemical Peel Techniques

A chemical peel consists of a specifically formulated blend of chemicals applied directly to the treatment area. Because everyone has unique skincare needs, we customize each chemical peel mixture to directly address the patient’s specific goals and skin conditions. The chemicals cause the epidermis — the outer skin layer — to peel and slough away, bringing the underlying layers to the surface.

The details of each patient’s recovery process will vary depending on the strength of the chemicals used in the treatment. Some patients experience mild discomfort and redness.

A chemical peel can work in conjunction with other skincare treatments such as injectable wrinkle treatments or dermal fillers or after a facelifting procedure.

Who is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for both women and men dealing with skin concerns. Ideal candidates for a chemical peel typically include individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their skin by addressing issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, acne scars, sun damage, and age spots. This rejuvenating treatment can provide significant benefits for various skin types and concerns.

Suitable Candidates:

  • Skin Concerns: Candidates should have specific skin concerns they wish to address with a chemical peel, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or acne scars.
  • Realistic Expectations: It is essential for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of a chemical peel. While the procedure can significantly improve the skin’s appearance, individual results may vary based on factors such as skin type and the depth of the peel.
  • Good General Health: Suitable candidates should be in good overall health and have no underlying medical conditions that could increase the risks associated with the procedure.
  • No Active Skin Infections: Candidates should not have any active skin infections or conditions in the treatment area, as this may interfere with the healing process.
  • Commitment to Aftercare: Following the chemical peel, candidates should be committed to following post-treatment instructions, including sun protection and using recommended skincare products to optimize results and promote proper healing.

How Often Can You Get Chemical Peels?

The frequency of chemical peels depends on the type and depth of the peel performed, as well as the individual’s skin condition and goals. Generally, there are three main types of chemical peels:

  • Superficial Peels: Superficial peels are the mildest type and can be repeated every 2 to 5 weeks. They are well-tolerated and provide gentle exfoliation to improve skin texture and tone.
  • Medium Peels: Medium-depth peels are typically performed every 6 to 12 months. These peels penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting moderate skin concerns such as wrinkles, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.
  • Deep Peels: Deep peels are the most aggressive type and are typically performed less frequently, around every 2 to 5 years. These peels can significantly improve severe skin issues, including deep wrinkles and extensive sun damage.

The number of sessions required for optimal results will vary based on the individual’s skin condition and desired outcomes. Dr. DuPéré will recommend a personalized treatment plan during the consultation, guiding the patient on the appropriate frequency of chemical peels to achieve their skin rejuvenation goals effectively.

What To Expect During Your Chemical Peel Consultation with Dr. DuPéré

During a personalized consultation, Dr. DuPéré and his team of medical aestheticians will carefully assess the candidate’s skin type, specific concerns, and medical history. They will discuss the various chemical peel options available, ranging from superficial to deep peels, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan tailored to achieve the desired results. Laser peels may also be discussed.  Dr. DuPéré’s expertise in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery ensures that each patient receives personalized care and achieves a radiant and refreshed complexion.

Chemical Peels FAQ

  • What are the common reasons for seeking a chemical peel?

    The common reasons for seeking a chemical or a laser peel include rejuvenating dull and tired-looking skin, reducing the signs of aging, improving acne-prone skin, and addressing pigmentation irregularities.

  • How is a chemical peel performed?

    During a chemical peel, a specialized chemical solution is applied to the cleansed skin. The strength and type of solution used will vary depending on the specific skin concerns being addressed. The solution is left on the skin for a specific period, allowing it to penetrate and exfoliate the targeted layers. Afterward, the solution is neutralized, and the skin is gently cleansed.

  • Are chemical peels painful?

    Most chemical peels are well-tolerated by patients and involve minimal discomfort. Mild tingling or a burning sensation may be experienced during the treatment process, but this is generally temporary.

  • Is there any downtime or recovery required after a chemical peel?

    The downtime and recovery period after a chemical peel depend on the strength of the peel and the individual’s response to the treatment. Some peels may cause mild redness, flaking, or peeling of the skin, which can be managed with proper post-treatment care.

  • How long do the results of a chemical peel last?

    The results of a chemical peel can vary depending on the depth of the peel and individual skin characteristics. Superficial peels may provide temporary results that require maintenance treatments, while deeper peels can offer more long-lasting improvements.

  • Can a chemical peel be combined with other procedures?

    Yes, a chemical peel can be combined with other non-surgical or surgical procedures for comprehensive skin rejuvenation. For example, a chemical peel can be complemented with laser treatments or dermal fillers to achieve enhanced results.

  • Are there any risks or complications associated with a chemical peel?

    Chemical peels are generally safe when performed by experienced professionals like Dr. DuPéré and his team. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks, including skin irritation, hyper or hypopigmentation, or scarring. Dr. DuPéré will discuss these risks with you during the consultation and take every precaution to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

  • How can I get started with a chemical peel?

    To explore chemical peel options and determine if you are a suitable candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré. During this appointment, you will discuss your concerns about skin issues and aesthetic goals, allowing Dr. DuPéré to recommend a personalized treatment plan that achieves beautifully rejuvenated and refreshed skin.