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Chemical Peels

Dermatological chemical peels enhance and smooth the skin’s texture by removing its damaged outer layers. The process involves applying a chemical solution, typically containing glycolic, salicylic, or trichloroacetic acid, which exfoliates the skin and eventually peels off. As a result, new, regenerated skin appears, which is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. It is possible to use chemical peels on the face, neck, or hands and effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

Chemical Peels in West Des Moines, IA, are ideal for individuals looking to address visible skin imperfections or achieve a fresher, younger-looking complexion. This treatment is particularly effective for those with acne-prone or aging skin and those suffering from sun damage or hyperpigmentation. It depends on the type of peel and the individual’s skin condition, but most clients notice improvements after just one treatment. The effects of lighter peels may last for one to two months, while deeper peels can last up to six months or longer. Book your appointment at Aesthetic Collective in West Des Moines, IA, today to learn how chemical peels can benefit your skin!

Benefits of Chemical Peels


People with uneven skin tone, wrinkles, sun damage, or acne-prone skin are good candidates. This product is unsuitable for individuals with susceptible skin, active skin diseases, or infections.

You can usually see visible improvements in your skin’s appearance after your skin heals, which typically takes about 1 to 14 days, depending on the depth of the peel.

Lighter peels may require maintenance treatments every one to two months, while deeper peels offer results that can last six months or longer.

There is generally some downtime associated with chemical peels, ranging from a few days to several weeks, and the amount of downtime depends on how intense the peel is. There may be redness, dryness, and peeling as side effects.

Avoid sun exposure, waxing, and using exfoliating products on the skin for at least one week before treatment. After the peel, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoiding direct sunlight is crucial.

It involves applying a chemical solution to your skin and leaving it for a certain period, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. You may feel slightly stinging or burning during the application, which usually subsides once the peel takes effect.

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