Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Vancouver – Hush Beauty MD

Rejuvenate your skin with chemical skin peels in Vancouver from the team at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre

Are you tired of dull and dry skin? Looking for a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your skin? Look no further than the Hush Beauty, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver!

Our experienced team of professionals, under the direction of Dr. Rose Wong, is dedicated to providing the best experience for anyone looking to improve their skin with a chemical peel.

Dr. Wong and her team specialize in various chemical peels, suitable for all skin types, to reduce wrinkles, improve texture, and restore a youthful glow. Our team helps you select the best peel for your individual needs.

Ready to take the first step toward achieving healthy, glowing skin? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rose Wong today and find out why she is a leader in chemical peels in Vancouver!

Understanding Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use a combination of chemical ingredients that can yield profound, intermediate, and superficial skin revitalization.

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that uses chemicals to make the skin look and feel better. The solution is applied to the skin and allowed to sit for a period of time before additional layers are applied.

The solution works to loosen the outer layers of skin, allowing them to peel away over several days, revealing the smoother, brighter skin beneath. Chemical peels are used to improve:

  • Acne scarring
  • Deep lines
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Textural issues

What Goes into a Chemical Peel?

A face, neck, décolletage or hand chemical peel is a great way to make your skin look better by applying a chemical solution to strip away the outer layers of skin cells and promote skin rejuvenation.

The solution used in a chemical peel typically contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol. AHAs can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration; while TCA can help reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and age spots.

Phenol, on the other hand, helps improve the appearance of acne scars and deep wrinkles as it is the most potent type of chemical peel, able to penetrate the skin’s deeper layers.

Different Types of Chemical Peels Used in Our Vancouver Clinic

At Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre, our most requested chemical peels include:

TCA Peels:
These peels are great for individuals with concerns about their skin tone and texture, fine lines, and wrinkles.

They use a chemical solution that contains a high concentration of TCA, which is applied to the skin to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of the skin while promoting collagen rebuilding and skin renewal.

Phenol Peels:
These are the strongest chemical peels and are great for those with deeper lines and wrinkles. The phenol solution is applied to the skin to remove the outer layer of skin while also penetrating the deeper layers to help promote cell turnover, intense collagen rebuilding and skin remodelling.

In just a few short weeks you will have beautiful, healthy and youthful skin again.

Who is a Candidate for Chemical Peels in Vancouver?

A good candidate for a chemical peel is someone who is looking to improve their skin tone and texture, reduce wrinkles and acne scars, and improve the appearance of their skin. They should have realistic expectations of the results and be in good overall health.

It is important to note that individuals with darker skin tones may be more prone to complications, so they should discuss their skin type with their doctor before undergoing a chemical peel.

What Kind of Complications are Associated with Chemical Peels?

The most common complications associated with chemical peels are swelling, redness, discoloration, and skin scarring.

However, it’s essential to understand that more severe complications, such as infection, allergic reactions, and irritation, can occur. In rare cases, chemical peels can cause changes in skin pigmentation, as well as short-term changes in blood pressure and heart rate.

Should you experience any of the above symptoms or experience any other complications, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Rest assured that at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre, your chemical peel is performed by Dr. Rose, a trained, licensed and qualified physician.

What’s the Best Way to Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

During your consultation with Dr. Rose Wong, you want to make sure you’ve taken the time to inform her about any current medications or treatments you may be undergoing. This can help you avoid any potential complications and determine which chemical peel is best for you.

Once your treatment plan has been discussed, and your chemical peel has been scheduled, you’ll want to make sure to take the following steps before your appointment:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning for about two weeks before the chemical peel.
  • Stop using any exfoliating or harsh skin care products two to three days before the chemical peel.
  • If your doctor prescribes any medication, use it as directed.
  • Avoid waxing and electrolysis for one week before the chemical peel.
  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly the night before the chemical peel.
  • Arrive at your appointment with a clean, bare face, free of make-up, oils, and moisturizers.
  • Bring sunglasses and a hat to wear after the chemical peel, as your skin will be sensitive to sunlight.
  • Prepare for some social downtime. Proper timing of chemical peels is essential to allow time for healing which is usually one week.
  • It is essential to follow all pre and post-care instructions as directed by Dr. Rose.

Dr. Rose Wong will give you specific instructions before and after the chemical peel. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.

What to Expect from Your Chemical Peel Session

So, what happens when it comes time for your chemical peel session? The process is relatively straightforward.

The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes it to redden and swell a little. Transient frosting of the skin can happen depending on the depth of the chemical peel. The procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to complete.

The chemical peel process begins with the application of a solution that contains one or more types of compound, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol.

Most chemical peels are mild, using an AHA or BHA, while deeper peels use a TCA or phenol solution. The chemical solution is applied on the skin in several layers in varying techniques, depending on the type of peel, individual’s skin type and the desired results.

After the solution has been applied to the skin and the desired end points are reached, specially formulated nutritive and protective ointment or powder will be applied on the skin to promote healing, avoid infection and ensure the best results.

What Does Recovery From a Chemical Peel Entail?

The recovery process from a chemical peel typically consists of several stages. Immediately after the peel, the skin may appear pink or red and feel tight, moist or dry and/or sensitive.

During the first few days, it is important to avoid direct sunlight and to use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. After three days, the skin may become dry and flaky but will start to peel away and reveal a new layer of skin. It is important to avoid picking or scratching the area, as this can cause uneven tone or scarring.

Once the peeling is complete, the new layer of skin will be visible. It may take some time for the skin tone to even out, and it is important to continue to use sunscreen and moisturizers to keep the skin hydrated and protected.

It is common to see some redness and slight discoloration for several weeks after the peel, but this should gradually diminish over time. Multiple treatments may sometimes be necessary to achieve the desired results.

How Much Does a Chemical Peel in Vancouver Cost?

The cost of chemical peels in Vancouver varies depending on the type of peel, the clinic, and the provider. Generally, a light chemical peel can cost anywhere from $100 to $200, while a medium-to-deep depth chemical peel can cost anywhere from $600 to $2000. Peels are done in sessions, and depending on the results you are looking for, it may be recommended to have multiple sessions.

Does Insurance Cover a Chemical Peel?

In most cases, chemical peels are not covered by insurance. However, some insurance plans may cover a portion of a chemical peel’s cost if used to treat a medical condition such as acne or precancerous skin lesions. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine if they cover any part of the cost.

Experience a New You with the Best Chemical Peels Vancouver Has to Offer

Chemical peels can be a great way to improve the appearance of your skin. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce discoloration, and improve the texture and tone of the skin. However, it is essential to consult with a qualified professional to make sure you are a good candidate for a chemical peel and to ensure that you are using the right product and technique for your skin type.

To discuss your options for chemical peels in Vancouver, contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Rose Wong, or request an appointment online.

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