CINCINNATI CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENTS
Improve texture, sun damage, acne scarring, fine lines, and brown spots.
WHY CHEMICAL PEELS?
At MONA Dermatology we believe that Chemical Peels are an excellent choice if you are looking for a safe and noninvasive way to improve skin texture, tone, pore size, brown spots, fine lines, acne, and acne scarring.
- Minimal downtime
- Effective for acne, brown spots, pores and texture
- Can treat all skin types
- Great for skin maintenance and prevention
WHY AT MONA DERMATOLOGY?
As a dermatology office, we are experts in skin and how to treat it for the best results Whether your concerns are acne or anti-aging, we focus on the whole patient medically and cosmetically. Let our providers work with you to determine which peel can best address your specific skin concerns.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Avoid retinoids for 5 days prior to your treatment. Do not schedule if you have been on Accutane/Isotretinoin within the last 6 months. Avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 2 to 5 days before your treatment.
Your esthetician will start by taking your Visia picture to get a baseline and assess your skin’s progress. She will then cleanse your face and start applying the different elements in the peel. You may feel a slight tingling sensation that can last for a few minutes and then dissipates. You should have no lasting discomfort after the peel. We will apply sunscreen after your peel and ask you to be very careful with your sun exposure
Most of our peels will start flaking 2 days after the treatment. This peeling can last for 3-5 days. Do not apply anything other than the products we recommend to help your skin heal more quickly and to avoid allergic reactions. For 12 hours after your peel: avoid washing your face, exercising or sweating, and direct sunlight.
CHEMICAL PEEL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK?
A chemical peel is simply the application of different chemicals that cause the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off.
You will see an improvement in texture, brown spots, pore size, acne scarring, fine lines as well as fresher and more vibrant skin.
For most superficial peels, we recommend a series of 3-6 peels followed by one every 3 to 4 months for maintenance.
HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?
Appointments can take anywhere from 30-40 minutes.
DO PEELS HURT?
They should not hurt. You may feel a slight tingling sensation that can last for a few minutes and then dissipates. You should have no lasting discomfort after the peel. If you feel any new pain or itching, please reach out to us.
ARE CHEMICAL PEELS SAFE?
Peels are safe when done under the care of an experienced practitioner. You should always consult your provider to choose the right peel for your skin. Please stop any retinoic acid product such as Retin-A or retinols and your acne regimen 5 days prior to your peel for best results. Do not do peels if you have been on Accutane within the last 6 months. How you take care of your skin after the peel is also important. Consult your provider about the best options after your peel.
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
You should see results with your first peel, but for optimum results, peels should be done in a series every 3 to 6 weeks.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A CHEMICAL PEEL?
For most superficial peels, we recommend a series of 3-6 peels followed by one every 3 to 4 months for maintenance. Remember that aging does not happen overnight, so neither does the solution.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Some peels actually do not peel. The Glytone peels have the Enerpeel technology, which stimulates change to the skin without peeling. Other peels, such as the Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels will start flaking 2 days after the peel and can last for 3-5 days. Your post care will help you heal more quickly and get back to your every day.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Almost everyone is a candidate for a peel.
HOW MUCH DO CHEMICAL PEELS COST?
Peels range in price from $100-$300 depending on the strength of the peel, but since we firmly believe that your results will be better when done in a series, we have created packages to include post care and better pricing.