Want to add chemical peels to your regular skincare routine, but not sure how often you should schedule a treatment?

We’re here to help. Take a look at our quick guide to how often you should get a chemical peel treatment!

Chemical Peel Chicago

Your Schedule for Light Chemical Peels

A light chemical peel (yes, there is such a thing!) is a good choice for someone who has mild skin issues that they want to fade. These complexion concerns could include:

  • Mild wrinkles and lines
  • Some light hyperpigmentation
  • Minor acne scarring
  • Minor skin tone and texture issues
  • Dull skin

Most light chemical peels are composed of a fruit or salicylic acid, meaning patients can reasonably undergo this type of peel once per month. There’s usually minor redness and irritation after a light chemical peel, so you shouldn’t need any downtime after your treatment.

Chemical Peel Consultations Available

Request a Consultation

Your Timeline for Medium-Strength Chemical Peels

Medium peels are an excellent choice for people who need deeper exfoliation and want to see results a bit faster. A medium peel usually focuses on exfoliating away the top dermal layer, where skin damage is most prominent. Medium-strength peels typically contain glycolic acid, which is a good choice for treating:

  • Acne scars
  • Noticeable skin damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dry or damaged skin texture
  • And more

Medium-strength peels can be safely performed every four to six months.

How Often You Should Get Deep Chemical Peels

When you think of chemical peels, you may think of full-strength chemical peels – the kind that usually leads to redness, peeling, and scabbing for a week or two after treatment.

Full-strength chemical peels (or deep peels) aggressively treat moderate skin issues, like:

  • Acne scarring
  • Deep wrinkles and lines
  • Significant hyperpigmentation
  • Skin sagging
  • And more

Deep peels require significant downtime (usually about one to two weeks off of work) and should only be performed every two to three years.

“Very professional and to the point. I am always in and out within one hour and she has solved every issue I have gone in for!”  *

MS, Happy Patient

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about our menu of chemical peel treatments?

Schedule a consultation at The Skin Care Center by requesting an appointment or by calling any of our three offices: Chicago (773) 296-3636, Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-6121 and Glenview, IL (847) 901-0252.