Chemical Peels Specialist

Elysium SurgiSpa

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in River North, Chicago, IL

Chemical peels can resurface your skin to fade fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. If you have trouble skin, visit Dr. Mick, at Elysium SurgiSpa to learn about chemical peel options for you. Located in River North, Chicago, Dr. Mick offers personalized treatments in a comfortable environment so you can look and feel great. Call or schedule a visit online today to learn more.

Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses specialized chemicals to erase the surface layer of damaged skin. Chemical peels are used to improve the texture and tone of your skin without the need for injections or surgery.

Chemical peels are customizable and include light, medium, and deep peel levels that can be used based on the condition of your skin.

Who can benefit from a chemical peel?

Chemical peels can be customized and offer different levels of treatment. Chemical peels can be used for:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Some types of scars
  • Sun damage

If you have more complex skin concerns — like deep wrinkles or large scars — Dr. Mick might recommend other treatment options, like laser services or dermal fillers.

What happens during a chemical peel?

After your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mick, he outlines your chemical peel options based on the condition of your skin and your desired outcome. Once you choose the best type of peel for your needs, Dr. Mick prepares your skin and the peel solution.

First, your skin is cleaned and Dr. Mick begins sweeping layers of the liquid peel onto your skin using cotton balls or gauze. When all the layers of your peel are applied, Dr. Mick ensures the peel remains on your skin for the correct length of time.

After your peel is complete, Dr. Mick rinses the peel from your skin and provides you with after-care instructions. Your skin will be sensitive to sunlight temporarily, so wearing sunscreen and a hat may be necessary.

What results can I expect after a chemical peel?

After your chemical peel, you’ll notice redness and flaking skin for the first few days. About five to seven days later, you’ll have more flaking and peeling until the surface layer of damaged skin is sloughed off. Within a week, you’ll see healthy, new skin revealed.

Depending on the type of peel you received, you may notice either subtle or more dramatic changes. Overall your skin will be more even in tone and texture with a brighter glow.

A chemical peel may provide the skin care solution you want. Call or schedule a consultation online – including same-day appointments – to learn more from Elysium SurgiSpa.