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Chemical Peels Specialist

Chemical peels can dramatically improve the appearance of facial skin by removing wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tone, and other signs associated with sun damage and the natural aging process. Only licensed aestheticians, such as the highly skilled team at Pure Lux in Edina, Minnesota, are authorized to perform chemical peels. Call the office today or schedule your consultation via our convenient online service.

Chemical Peels

Q & A

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What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Peels use abrasive chemical substances to speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Benefits of this process include:

  • Reduction of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Decreased appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles due to damage from the sun and the natural aging process
  • Improvement in the appearance of some scars
  • Effective treatment for some types of acne
  • Reduction in age spots, freckles, and uneven skin pigmentation
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin production which results in improvement in the texture and overall appearance of your skin

Are chemical peels safe?

When the treatments are provided by trained professionals like the team of experts at Pure Lux, chemical peels are overall safe and effective for generally healthy adults. Pure Lux uses SkinMedica® products for their chemical peels, which come in varying strengths. This allows your Pure Lux specialist to choose a peel that allows optimal results for your skin type while decreasing the risk of unexpected side effects.  

What is a treatment like?

The actual application takes about 20 minutes, but your aesthetician first cleanses your skin thoroughly before applying the peel. Most patients experience a tingling or burning sensation that usually fades after about 10 minutes. A small fan may be used during the procedure to help relieve discomfort. 

What is recovery like?

Redness of the skin following a peel is expected, but the severity varies from patient to patient. What you can expect is the old skin to begin flaking or peeling off, in much the same way it would after a significant sunburn.  The extent of the peeling depends on the level of chemical used and the condition of your skin before the treatment. 

Pure Lux skin care experts recommend specific cleansers and moisturizers to use during the peeling process. It’s important to follow directions carefully so that you receive optimal benefits from your chemical peel.

Will I need multiple treatments?

Results from a chemical peel vary and are related to the condition of your skin before treatment. You’ll note positive changes following just one chemical peel, but it’s recommended you have 3-6 treatments to receive optimal results. Each treatment provides an increasing improvement in your skin’s overall health and appearance.