Light Chemical Peel
You may request a painkiller before a Light Chemical Peel, however, it isn’t typically needed. We will begin by using a brush, cotton ball, gauze, or sponge to apply the chemical solution to your skin, which will begin to whiten. During this application, you may feel a mild stinging sensation while the chemical solution is on your skin. A neutralizing solution will then be applied to remove the solution from your skin.
Medium Chemical Peel
Our team will begin by giving you a sedative or painkiller to ease any discomfort. Much like the Light Chemical Peel, we will begin by applying the chemical solution using gauze or a cotton-tipped applicator which will cause your skin to whiten. After a few minutes, a cool compress will be applied to soothe the treated skin. You may experience a stinging and burning feeling for up to 20 minutes.
Deep Chemical Peel
OThis is the most vastly different of the three chemical peels. Before your treatment, you will be given something to numb the pain, intravenous (IV) fluids will be inserted into your veins, and your heart rate will be closely monitored. We will then use a cotton-tipped applicator to apply carbolic acid to your skin, which will turn your skin white or sometimes even grey. To limit your exposure to the acid, we’ll likely do the procedure in 15-minute intervals. A full facial procedure may take up to 90 minutes.