People try all sorts of remedies in order to fix acne, scars, wrinkles, and sun damage. Chemical peels are among the treatments growing in popularity and for good reason too. 

If you’ve been looking into chemical peels and want to know the basic facts, then keep reading to find out some of the first things to know, including how long your chemical peels should really last!

Who Can Get A Chemical Peel?

You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you don’t like the appearance of surgical or trauma scars, wrinkles, acne, acne scars, or skin discoloration. However, this type of treatment isn’t for everyone, so it’s important that you go in for an initial consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and medical history.

What Are Results Like?

A light chemical peel is designed to result in the peeling of the top-most layer of your skin. This results in the temporary treatment of acne, rosacea, dry skin, and wrinkles.

For a medium peel, you can expect results that are more elevated than the superficial peel, though there is no drastic jump in appearance. Acne, wrinkles, and sun spots also benefit from medium peels.

Deeper peels are used to address serious cosmetic and medical concerns such as precancerous growths, scars, and wrinkles. Again, the treatment of wrinkles isn’t permanent. However, once scars are removed, they will not come back.

How Long Do Chemical Peels Last?

The results of chemical peels can last anywhere upwards of one month. The longevity of a chemical peel’s results depends on several factors, but the most significant factor is the strength of the peel.

A light, or superficial, peel produces results that usually last between one and two months. A medium peel’s results will last between two and six months, and the results of a deep peel last well beyond six months.

So, if you’re interested in getting a long-lasting chemical peel, contact the Aesthetic Center of Columbia at (410) 730-1100 to get started as soon as possible