Chemical Peels in Hyannis & Cape Cod, MA

As we age, our skin stops producing as many of the proteins it needs to stay firm and youthful. This, combined with environmental factors like sun exposure, can cause sagging skin, dark spots, and more. At Laser Aesthetics of Cape Cod, we believe that perfect beauty should be a timeless thing. Our professional, friendly staff is here to meet all of your skincare needs. Our dedicated clinic is proud to offer Vi + SkinMedica® Chemical Peels, including our PRX and VI Peels, to our treasured Hyannis and Cape Cod clientele.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that rejuvenate the skin through the use of acid solutions. Ingredients can include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), both of which can be beneficial exfoliating agents that, when used in the right amounts and for the right amount of time, can gently cause the old skin to peel away. As old skin peels off, new skin is able to take its place, which can result in a smoother and less aged complexion.

What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

Superficial Peels

Often referred to as light chemical peels, these are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or those experiencing their first chemical peel. Superficial peels gently exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, making them a perfect choice for minor imperfections and regular skin maintenance.

Medium Peels

For those seeking a treatment more intensive than a superficial peel but less aggressive than a deep peel, chemical peels of medium depth are the go-to option. These peels target the outer and middle layers of skin, addressing concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Deep Peels

If you’re dealing with more pronounced skin issues such as deep lines, severe acne scarring, or other significant concerns, chemical peels for acne scars and deep skin issues are recommended. Deep peels penetrate further into the skin, offering a more profound and longer-lasting impact, albeit with a longer recovery period.

What Do Chemical Peels Do?

Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles

One of the many chemical peel benefits is the possible diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment accelerates skin cell renewal, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. The peeling process also helps increase collagen production, further enhancing skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of aging signs.

Heal Sun Damage

One of the many chemical peel benefits is the possible diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment accelerates skin cell renewal, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. The peeling process also helps increase collagen production, further enhancing skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of aging signs.

Decrease Pore Size

Enlarged pores often contribute to skin imperfections. Chemical peels help in deep cleansing and unclogging pores and increasing the volume of the surrounding skin, which can minimize their appearance.

Improve Acne Scarring

For those struggling with the aftermath of acne, chemical peels for acne scars are a beneficial treatment. These peels help reduce the appearance of post-acne marks and scarring by promoting skin regeneration and collagen production, leading to a smoother and more even skin surface.

Improve Age Spots and Brown Spots

Age spots and brown spots can be effectively lightened through chemical peels. The peel targets hyperpigmented areas, promoting an even skin tone. As the treated skin peels off, newer, less pigmented skin cells emerge, diminishing the visibility of these spots.

A Closer Look at Our Chemical Peels

SkinMedica Chemical Peels

SkinMedica peels are tailored for diverse skin types, effectively targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. The range includes the Illuminize Peel® for mild imperfections, the Vitalize Peel® for reducing lines and uneven tone, and the Rejuvenize Peel™ for more significant skin concerns. Each peel is designed to deliver noticeable results, enhancing skin texture and appearance with varying levels of intensity to suit individual skin needs.

PRX Derm Perfextion Peels

The PRX Derm Perfexion Peel is a unique offering that stands out for its no-downtime approach. This peel is particularly suited for those looking to enhance their skin’s texture and tone without the recovery period typically associated with deeper peels. It is an excellent choice for busy individuals seeking effective, yet convenient skin rejuvenation solutions​​​​.

VI Peels

This range of peels is tailored to address a variety of skin issues, including acne scars, aging skin, sun damage, and more. VI Peels are known for their versatility and are highly effective in delivering improved skin clarity, texture, and overall radiance. They are a go-to option for those seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation with noticeable results​​.

Chemical Peel Process

Before your treatment, we may recommend that you take antiviral medication. This can help prevent the development of cold sores after your chemical peel. The chemical peel itself usually only takes a few minutes. We will apply the solution and then leave it on for a specific amount of time before neutralizing and removing it. Once the solution is removed, we may apply a transparent zinc oxide sun-blocker to protect your skin, and we recommend reapplying sunscreen often before going outdoors.

Chemical Peel Results

After your treatment, your skin can begin the healing and remodeling process. Collagen and elastin fibers, the important proteins that your body uses to keep your skin tight and radiant, can begin to be produced. Smooth and fresh skin can emerge as the skin heals, causing your complexion to glow. While everyone is different, chemical peel results can be seen after just one session!

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels

During a chemical peel, sensations can vary based on the peel’s intensity. Superficial peels often feel like a mild tingling or a slight itchy sensation. Medium peels might cause a warmer, more noticeable tingling sensation. Deep peels can be more intense, often requiring sedation or pain relief during the treatment. It’s normal to feel a temporary stinging or itching sensation during the application.

The downtime for chemical peels depends on their depth:

  • Superficial peels usually have minimal to no downtime, with some redness or peeling that resolves quickly.
  • Medium peels might require a few days to a week for recovery, as the skin heals and regenerates.
  • Deep peels have a longer downtime, often requiring several weeks for full recovery. This type involves more intensive peeling and healing processes.

The frequency of a chemical peel treatment largely depends on the type of peel and individual skin type. Superficial peels can be done more frequently, sometimes every four to six weeks. Medium and deeper peels require more time between sessions, typically several months to a year, to allow the skin to fully recover and regenerate.

Post-treatment, expect some degree of redness, sensitivity, and peeling. The extent of these effects varies depending on the peel’s depth. Superficial peels may cause mild flaking and redness, while deeper peels can lead to more pronounced peeling. It’s important to follow post-care instructions carefully for optimal results.

Chemical peels can be used for people of all skin tones, including dark skin. However, it is crucial to consult your practitioner, who can determine the appropriate type of peel and concentration based on your skin type.

Revitalize Your Skin With Chemical Peels in Hyannis & Cape Cod, MA

Living on Cape Cod has a lot of perks – like Laser Aesthetics of Cape Cod. Why go off Cape for your skincare needs? We have been proudly serving local aesthetic needs for over 10 years, specializing in rejuvenating chemical peels. Whether you’re looking to revitalize your skin, treat fine lines, or address sun damage, our range of peels is designed to cater to your unique skin needs. 

Join the Laser Aesthetics family today by calling (508) 778-6363 or submitting your information via the online form. Refer a friend or family member today and receive $50 towards your next treatment purchase or service package. Serving clients in Hyannis and Cape Cod, MA, we are here to help you achieve your best skin. We look forward to seeing you soon!