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What to Expect After a Chemical Peel?

With so many options available for facial rejuvenation, chemical peels remain popular. These facial treatments are customizable and can treat skin concerns ranging from dullness to deep wrinkles and scars. With so many chemical peels to choose from, your Twin Ports Dermatology expert can choose one that fits your skin type, goals, and lifestyle.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel can contain many different ingredients. In most cases, the main ingredients are acids such as salicylic, glycolic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids. The strongest chemical peels use phenol or carbolic acid. Other ingredients can provide different skin boosts or target concerns such as hyperpigmentation or signs of aging. Chemical peels are applied to the skin and allowed to work for a specific amount of time before being removed.

Chemical Peel Duluth

*individual results may vary.

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

The outer layers of your skin are made up of tightly packed dead and damaged skin cells. Chemical peels work by breaking the bonds between the dead cells, allowing fresh, healthy skin to appear. The stronger the peel, the more layers it targets. As a result, your aesthetician can choose a peel that precisely targets your skin concerns. Many people benefit from a series of peels to maximize their results while minimizing the need for downtime. 

What to Expect After a Chemical Peel

The recovery and results after a chemical peel depend on the type of peel and other factors, including your skin’s health and your aftercare. 

Light Peel

A light peel usually has no downtime. At most, you may notice that your skin looks flushed and feels sensitive for a few hours. Results are visible immediately, and your skin will look brighter and more refreshed. You can have a light peel as often as every few weeks to improve your skin’s texture and tone over time.

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Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Medium Peel

If you have a medium peel, your skin may look red for several days, and you may experience some peeling or flaking as the treated layers of skin are shed. While you can resume most activities after a medium peel, you must avoid sun exposure and may wish to limit social activities for a day or two. 

Deep Peel

A deep peel is only suitable for some candidates, and it requires significant recovery time. This intensive peel can treat deep wrinkles, scars, and precancerous lesions. You can expect extensive redness and peeling lasting several weeks. A deep peel is only performed once and has the most dramatic results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels come in so many varieties that almost anyone can have one. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and understand the risks and benefits of this treatment. Chemical peels should not usually be performed on broken or irritated skin. While almost anyone can have a light peel, deep peels are reserved for those who meet specific criteria.


*individual results may vary


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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary