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Reveal a Fresh, More Youthful Appearance with Chemical Peels in Pittsburgh

Chemical peels are a non-invasive, outpatient option for those who wish to treat a variety of skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and other complexion concerns.

Cosmetic Laser Centers℠ offer three types of chemical peels: a superficial peel, a medium-grade peel, and a deep peel. Our experienced professionals will assess the skin’s current state and discuss the desired outcome to determine which level of peel is best suited for the patient. We recommend those who are new to chemical peels start with a superficial peel, allowing them to advance through each stage of peels responsibly.

Overall chemical peels can enhance skin’s texture, tone, and color. Have you been thinking about receiving a chemical peel treatment to improve the tone and texture of your skin? Learn more below.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is the application of a chemical solution with the intention of it improving the appearance of the skin on your face, neck, or hands. During this non-invasive skin treatment, your experienced esthetician will thoroughly cleanse your skin before applying the appropriate level of solution to the desired area and will monitor from there. It isn’t uncommon to experience some stinging or burning, but most clients report having no issues handling the particular sensation.

How does a chemical peel help improve my skin?

    Chemical peels are incredibly versatile and are capable of addressing a variety of skin concerns and conditions, such as:

  • Improve the look of hyperpigmentation
  • Treat the look of discoloration and age spots
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and melasma (dark patches caused by hormonal changes)
  • Treat certain types of acne and acne-related scarring
  • Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles due to aging or sun damage, especially those under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Overall improved look and feel of skin by refining the upper layer of your epidermis

It is worth noting that although chemical peels offer a more youthful, radiant appearance, they don’t have any effect on elasticity, therefore they will not improve sagging skin or severe wrinkles. Fortunately, we offer other cosmetic procedures at Cosmetic Laser Centers that can help with that! Contact us to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel and which strength you should choose to improve the quality of your skin.

Why should I visit a professional for skin treatments?

The skincare business is booming right now and there are plenty of retail brands that offer over-the-counter products that claim to perform similar to a chemical peel. Although the convenience of picking these products up from your local retailer or having them shipped straight to your door is tempting, there are risks to attempting to perform these treatments on yourself.

There is something to be said about getting what you pay for with these types of over-the-counter retail products. They may claim to brighten and rejuvenate your skin by exfoliating all the dead skin particles, but the evidence to back the claims does not match that of professional-grade treatments. This isn’t to say that they won’t provide some results, but professional skincare treatments are guaranteed to provide the results you desire safely and effectively.

Although over-the-counter retail products are weaker than professional products, there is still a level of risk in working with at-home chemical peels. While you may be saving a few dollars initially, you could be looking at continued medical treatments down the road in instances of damage. Our skin is delicate and working with a licensed, experienced professional is worth the investment.

What is chemical peel aftercare like?

Your skin will look relatively normal the day of treatment and the day after, from there, what appears to be blisters will begin to form on the skin. It takes roughly a week and a half for the blistered skin to slowly peel off, revealing a more youthful, glowy appearance. The strength of the chemical peel may result in more severe-looking peeling and recovery time. Your esthetician will be able to give you an idea of what to expect.

After receiving a chemical peel, it is vital that you generously apply an SPF moisturizer before leaving the house, limit your sun exposure, and re-apply as directed. This is a fresh layer of skin and we want to keep it protected! We proudly carry a variety of professional-grade skincare (including SPF) here at Cosmetic Laser Centers, and are happy to help you pick the right products for you and your skin’s recovery!

Where can I find chemical peels near me?

If you’re in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, your best source for advanced skincare and anti-aging treatments is right here at Cosmetic Laser Centers.

Our expert medical providers and experienced staff are here to help you look your best by addressing your skin concerns and creating treatment plans best suited to your skin type so you can achieve your skin goals, leaving you looking as radiant on the outside as you are on the inside.

You can find us at two locations: in Warrendale, between Wexford and Cranberry at 16000 Perry Highway, Suite 2, or in Robinson Township, at 6507 Robinson Centre Drive. To schedule an appointment for a chemical peel, call us at 724-302-3525 or visit one of our locations.