Chemical Peel FAQs in Syracuse, NY

What is a ProvencePeel™?

The ProvencePeel™ is a specially formulated chemical skin peel service provided by select physicians, med spas, and laser spas. The ProvencePeel™ name was inspired by the beauty and elegance of the Provence Region of Southern France. Famous for its copious sunshine, clean rivers, olive groves and fields of lavender, Provence represents the essence of natural beauty.

What are chemical skin peels?

Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin cells and reveal a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. Peels take away dead skin cells and compel the generation of new skin, thus eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, blotchiness, dryness, acne and a host of other mild skin conditions.

Can I combine a peel with a RevitaLaze℠ Laser Treatment?

Absolutely. This is by far the most effective way to improve your skin’s appearance. A combination program of chemical peels and RevitaLaze℠ Laser Treatments should be customized by your aesthetic specialist after you have undergone a consultation to discuss your skincare concerns and goals.

Does the ProvencePeel™ come in different strengths or formulations?

Qualified providers offer a variety of peels and formulations that are each customized to your skin type and to the condition which is being addressed.

What does a ProvencePeel™ treatment feel like?

Upon application, clients feel a slight tingling or stinging which subsides after a few minutes.

What can I expect immediately after a treatment?

Your skin will be given a youthful glow. It is not uncommon for people to notice your new texture and compliment it. Immediately following the treatment, your skin may be slightly pink, but nothing drastic. Any redness typically subsides within an hour or two.

Will my skin literally “peel”?

The ProvencePeel™ removes the outer layers of skin to reduce or eliminate the appearance of a number of skin imperfections and conditions. After a client undergoes a peel, the treated layers of skin gradually flake away, revealing a fresh new layer of skin. Generally, the peeling lasts a few days.

Which type of ProvencePeel™ is right for me?

Your local qualified skincare specialist can determine which type of skin peel is appropriate for you. In deciding who is a good candidate for a ProvencePeel™, they will consider several factors, including the client’s medical history, pigmentation, the skin condition to be treated (especially the extent of sun damage) and the client’s goals.

Can the ProvencePeel™ be performed on areas other than the face?

Though peels are most commonly used to treat the face and neck, the skin on any part of the body can be treated in this way. As with facial chemical peels, body peels address acne, the effects of sun damage, even out skin pigmentation and improve skin texture. Speak to your qualified provider if you are concerned about areas other than your face and neck.

What do chemical peels really do?

Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by abrading the skin and removing superficial layers of skin. Chemical peels encourage the growth of new skin and improve issues like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and skin impurities.

What should I expect during a chemical peel?

Procedures will vary depending on the client. Skin will be prepped and treated to remove oils before the peel. The peel is then applied and usually remains on the skin for three to five minutes. You may feel a mild stinging, but this is only temporary. Other peels are designed to self-neutralize and may sit on the skin’s surface for up to four hours following application.

Will I feel discomfort during a chemical peel?

It is possible that you’ll feel a stinging sensation from the chemical agents used to perform the peel. The sensation is typically mild and should go away after a few minutes have passed.

How should I care for my skin after the peel?

Use a gentle soap-free cleanser but avoid scrubs and washcloths. Apply a hydrating moisturizer twice a day. You may experience skin peeling up to five days following your chemical peel.

Can I be out in the sun after a chemical peel?

You should limit your sun exposure following a chemical peel. Always wear sun protectant to prevent damage to the skin, aiding in healing.

Dr. Douglas Halliday and the Cool Lipo Laser Center of New York Laser Skin Spa team are dedicated to delivering high-quality hair removal and skin treatments for patients in Syracuse, NY, as well as the surrounding communities. If you’re considering freshening your look through skin care treatments or removing unwanted body hair, contact us to schedule a free consultation.