Professional Chemical Peels in Columbus, OH
Worried about dull-looking skin? With constant exposure to the sun and other environmental factors, the skin begins to take on a worn and lack-luster appearance, commonly accompanied by rough skin texture as a result of acne scarring. Fixing these frustrating issues can be as easy as a 30-minute facial.
A chemical peel at Lotus Elite Aesthetics is a cosmetic treatment designed to remove the damaged, surface layer of dead skin, to reveal a smoother, brighter, and younger-looking complexion. If you’re ready to revive your radiance, this is the perfect solution for you.
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel works by exfoliating the top layer of your skin, to reveal fresher skin. This helps to remove dead cells that cause wrinkles and other signs of aging and stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. The increase in collagen production provides continual rejuvenation in the weeks following treatment.
After your skin is thoroughly cleansed, the chemical solution will be applied to the skin in a controlled manner. Treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the strength of the peel. The solution is then removed, and the skin will begin the peeling process over the following week.
As the skin peels, the newly surfaced skin will reveal a rejuvenated complexion with noticeable improvements in tone and texture.
Types of chemical peel
There are many kinds of chemical peels; each is aimed to resurface and exfoliate the skin. Some are used for specific purposes, such as removing acne scars or treating sun damage. Others may be used on any part of the body.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)
AHAs are one of the oldest forms of chemical peeling. They stimulate collagen production and fade dark spots and age spots. You’ll find them in products like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and retinol. AHA is focused on removing the top layer of dead skin.
Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs)
BHA peels are best for those who suffer from clogged pores and acne spots. They are oil-soluble and readily penetrate the pores to break up blockages that cause acne breakouts, while minimizing irritation to the surface of the skin. BHAs also improve dark spots and age spots, and effectively smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Products containing BHA include salicylic acid, mandelic acid, and kojic acid.
Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that are found naturally in foods like carrots and sweet potatoes. Liposomal retinoids contain these compounds in a special delivery system that allows them to penetrate deep into the skin. These peels can treat everything from acne scars to hyperpigmentation, including melasma, uneven skin tone, and freckles.
Chemical peel benefits
A chemical peel at Lotus Elite Aesthetics is an effective treatment for providing rejuvenation to the skin and is suitable for treating a variety of skin conditions including:
- Moderate lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Sun damage and sunspots
- Dark spots
- Rough skin
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone
- Age spots
- Brown spots and freckles
Our range of chemical peels
We offer three chemical peels varying in strength and purpose. Each of our offerings features a unique blend of active and nourishing ingredients to provide you with a customized experience. We use only the highest quality products available, so you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting the most effective treatment possible.
The ZO Stimulator Peel is a superficial peel, designed to exfoliate the skin by stimulating cellular turnover to improve skin tone, texture, and clarity. After your skin is cleansed, the light peel is applied and the salicylic acid works on oily, acne-prone skin, while the citric acid gives the skin a healthy glow.
The Obagi Blue Peel medium-depth facial chemical peel procedure helps reveal younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time. The Obagi Blue Peel is an effective option for correcting wrinkles, melasma, scars, laxity, and large pores. This medium-level peel provides total rejuvenation and supports your overall skin health.
The ZO 3-Step Peel is a deep peel, using a blend of salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and lactic acid to remove the outer layer of the epidermis. Glycerin is also present to improve hydration. The blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents help improve skin health and treat many signs of aging.
Am I a good candidate?
Chemical peels vary in strength and depth of penetration. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend starting out with our milder treatments first. Chemical peels are a convenient solution for refreshing the skin, enhancing the texture, and correcting tone.
Recovery and downtime
Redness and tightness are to be expected from all chemical peels. Your skin will have a sunburn like reaction after treatment and the top layer of skin will take a week to fully peel. This recovery time increases with deeper peels, with up to two weeks of recovery time.
Does a chemical peel hurt?
No, a chemical peel does not hurt. You may feel a warm, stinging sensation that causes mild discomfort; however, this is well-tolerated by patients. It is important to have this procedure performed by an experienced provider to prevent any damage to the skin.
Book a consultation at Lotus Elite Aesthetics and peel your way to perfect skin!