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Chemical Peels

A Wellness and Aesthetic Practice located in Aurora, CO

Chemical Peels services offered in Aurora, CO

Chemical peels are a popular treatment for many skin concerns, from acne to aging. At Heritage Medical Spa, LLC in Aurora, Colorado, skilled and experienced aesthetician Sheila Martin customizes chemical peels using all-natural ingredients to help you achieve your beauty goals. If you’re looking for an alternative approach to improving the look and health of your skin, call Heritage Medical Spa, LLC, today or schedule an appointment online. 

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are an acid solution Sheila evenly applies to your skin that dissolves the outer layer of skin cells, revealing the younger, healthier skin underneath. Chemical peels benefit a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull skin

At Heritage Medical Spa, LLC, Sheila offers light to moderate chemical peels suitable for most skin types.

What steps do I take to prepare for chemical peels?

Sheila provides specific instructions on preparing for your chemical peel based on your skin concerns, goals, and medical history. 

If you’re taking acne medication that makes your skin more sensitive, such as retinol products, you need to stop taking these medications before and after your chemical peel to reduce risk of side effects.  

What happens during chemical peels?

Sheila customizes your chemical peel and reviews the specifics before starting treatment. While you relax on the medical spa table, Sheila cleans your skin and applies a solution that removes surface oils, allowing the peel to penetrate into the skin.

The aesthetician covers any sensitive areas of your skin with petroleum jelly. Sheila may use one or more acids to treat your skin, such as:

  • Glycolic acid made from sugar cane for light peels 
  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to brighten your skin
  • Salicylic acid from wintergreen to treat acne
  • Lactic acid from milk 
  • Jessner’s peel (a combination peel)

Sheila applies the acid in one to three layers, depending on the depth of the pee.l The acid creates a controlled wound, exfoliating the top layer of skin while stimulating the regeneration of skin cells underneath.

Sheila keeps the peel on your skin for a few minutes and then removes or neutralizes it. You may feel a tingling, burning, or hot sensation during your chemical peel.

What can I expect after chemical peels?

You can expect some skin redness following your chemical peel at Heritage Medical Spa, LLC. This side effect may last up to 48 hours. Soon after, your skin flakes and peels. 

Sheila gives you specific instructions on how to care for your skin during the healing process. You should notice improvements in your look right away. 

For expert chemical peels from a skilled aesthetician, call Heritage Medical Spa, LLC, today or book an appointment online.