Chemical Peel in Toronto

How Much Does a Chemical Peel Treatment Cost?

Because there are a number of different types of chemical peels, their cost varies. The average cost of a chemical peel is approximately $650. 

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the overall texture and appearance of the new skin. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution applied to the skin that gently removes the skin’s outermost layer, revealing more youthful skin with fewer imperfections, more even texture and tone, and minimized scarring and pitting. Chemical peeling may also stimulate the production of collagen, which also improves skin’s overall appearance. There are two types of chemical peel offered by MedSpa.

Glycolic Peel

A glycolic peel is a peel using a highly concentrated glycolic acid solution – usually 30% to 40% – to remove the outermost layer of skin. Glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliant that helps minimize imperfections, improve the skin’s overall appearance, and rejuvenate the look of the skin by gently removing the skin’s first layer, revealing more evenly toned layers beneath. 

Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid that acts as a powerful exfoliant. When used at prescription strength, as in a salicylic acid peel, salicylic acid works to slough off the outermost layer of skin, eliminating imperfections and revealing smoother, more youthful skin below. 

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Chemical Peel Treatment?

Because a chemical peel is a non-invasive, non-surgical type of cosmetic treatment, you will not require any downtime for recovery. However, while it is possible for you to resume your regular activities almost immediately after your chemical peel, you may experience some redness, swelling and discomfort following your treatment. Treated areas will take between one to two weeks to fully heal from a chemical peel.

How Long Does a Chemical Peel Treatment Take?

A chemical peel treatment ordinarily takes between 30 to 60 minutes to perform. While a single chemical peel treatment can result in visibly improved skin tone and texture, it is often recommended that several treatments be undergone for maximum benefit and optimal results. Many patients will have four to six peels, spaced one or two months apart.

Who Is a Candidate for Chemical Peel Treatment?

If you have mostly superficial facial imperfections, including shallow scarring and wrinkling, dullness and some unevenness and discolouration, you are likely a good candidate for a chemical peel. You should be in generally good health, without a history of abnormal scarring or other skin conditions, such as cold sores. More severe wrinkling or sagging, or very deep scars, may not show dramatic improvement from chemical peels, and may require more invasive procedures, such as a facelift

In general, fairer skin tones tend to be more responsive to chemical peels.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels can improve the overall tone and texture of skin, and help reduce or eliminate other skin concerns such as wrinkles or moderate scarring. Since these concerns, when they appear on the face, can result in self-consciousness or lowered self-esteem, improving facial skin’s tone and texture can help improve quality of life by improving self-confidence and self-image.

Risks of a Chemical Peel Treatment

While chemical peel treatments are generally very safe, there are some risks. These include:

Changes in skin colour: Skin may become permanently darkened after a chemical peel treatment. This is more common in people with darker skin. 

Redness and swelling: Some redness and swelling after a chemical peel is completely normal.

Infection: Bacterial or fungal infections may occur during the healing process. 

Scarring: Scarring occurs rarely, and is usually concentrated to the lower part of the face.

Why Choose SpaMedica for a Chemical Peel Treatment?

At SpaMedica, our team of clinical professionals will work closely with you to determine your specific facial concerns, and to choose what type of chemical peel will result in the best outcomes. Our staff are experienced, talented and highly professional, and will perform your chemical peel in SpaMedica’s state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, staff and clinicians are available to answer any questions that may arise during your recovery period, and will advise on the benefits of repeat chemical peels following your recovery. 

How Is a Chemical Peel Performed by SpaMedica?

Prior to your procedure, you will be able to consult with the clinical team at SpaMedica to determine what type of chemical peel treatment is best for you. During your procedure, an aesthetician will apply the chemical solution to your skin, and will gently remove the solution after enough time has passed for the active ingredients to take effect. Immediately following your procedure, you will be advised to avoid any sun exposure, as your skin will be extremely sensitive to sunlight. 

Chemical peels are outpatient procedures, meaning you will be able to go home directly following your treatment.

Best Procedures Paired with a Chemical Peel Treatment

For more dramatic results, you may wish to pair other non-surgical procedures with your chemical peel. Microdermabrasion and microneedling pair well with chemical peels. Speak with the clinicians at SpaMedica to determine whether any of our other non-surgical techniques can help you better achieve your optimal desired results.

How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel Treatment

Prior to your chemical peel, avoid at-home exfoliation and do not perform any hair removal techniques for about a week. Sun exposure should also be avoided, and you should not wear any makeup to your appointment

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