Chemical peels have become incredibly popular in recent years, as more men and women are seeking options to help eliminate acne scars, fine lines, blotchy pigmentation, and other common skin conditions. At Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan in Chicago and Wilmette, IL, our technicians are trained and experienced in a number of different facial treatments, including chemical face peels, dermaplaning, deep cleansing facials, brightening vitamin C facials, back treatments, and more. Here is what you need to know about chemical peels!

Chemical Peels Are Safe

A chemical peel is a technique estheticians and other skincare professionals use to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, primarily on the face. Though the term “chemical peel” may sound intimidating, these facial peels are safe and effective when done by a professional. At our Wilmette and Chicago tanning salons, we have a team of trained chemical peel technicians who are experienced in using chemical agents like AHA, BHA, PCA, lactic malic, and tartaric acids to carefully and safely remove the top layers of the skin. Just think of it as controlled micro injuries to the skin that are completely safe — plus, you don’t feel a thing!

Chemical Peels Are Painless

The chemicals used in facial peels are meant for use on the face, and they cause patients very little discomfort if any at all. During your chemical peel appointment at our salon, one of our technicians will prep the skin and carefully apply the chemical agent so it covers the entire treatment area, then gently remove it. Over the next few days to a week, the top layers of your skin will peel off, resembling a peeling sunburn. During this time, it is important to refrain from exfoliating your face, picking at the skin, or covering it with makeup, as this can interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment and may cause you discomfort.

Chemical Peels Are Effective

At this point, you might be wondering why anyone would want to have the top layers of their skin peeled away. Chemical peels are used to treat facial skin conditions that are otherwise difficult to treat, including acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, dry skin, and countless others. There are lots of different types of chemical peels that are specific to certain skin conditions, including chemical peels for acne scars and chemical peels for hyperpigmentation. Many people who choose to do chemical facial peels, such as lactic acid peels, find that this treatment option is far more effective than many facial creams and serums.

Chemical Peels Are Affordable

In addition to their effectiveness, the great thing about chemical peels is that they are an affordable option for men and women with a number of different skin conditions. Typically, chemical peels cost anywhere from $75 per peel to several hundreds of dollars per peel, depending on where you go and what type of facial peel you choose. At Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan, our chemical facial peels cost $75 each, with a series of three peels amounting to $200.

If you have further questions about how much chemical peels cost or would like more information about the types of chemical peels we offer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. And, if you’re ready to experience the benefits of chemical peels for yourself, book an appointment at our salon in Chicago or Wilmette today!