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    Chemical Peels in Boston

    Chemical peels in Boston, MA can help improve your skin's appearance by exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells.

    If you're looking to clear up your skin and freshen up your complexion, a chemical peel may be a good option for you. There are different types of chemical peels, each tailored to meet your specific skin care needs.

    Chemical Peels at Boston Medical Aesthetics

    At Boston Medical Aesthetics, we offer a variety of chemical peels to help improve the look and feel of your skin. Whether you're looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, or acne scars, our team of experts can help you find the right treatment for you.

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    What are chemical peels?

    A chemical peel is a treatment that aims to alter the appearance of the skin on the neck, hands, and face. A chemical solution is applied, causing skin to "blister" and subsequently peel off. The new skin that is revealed after a chemical peel is typically smoother with less wrinkled. There are different types of chemical peels, and the type that is right for you will depend on your skin type and the condition of your skin.

    PCA Peels

    During a PCA peel, dead skin cells are removed while healthy skin cells are encouraged to the surface. This therapy allows for the exposure of deeper layers of untouched, brand-new skin. Monthly treatments are recommended if you want to even skin tone, slow down the effects of aging, clear up acne, and turn dull skin into a more glowy complexion. PCA peels are safe for all different skin types. A PCA-Certified Professional is trained to identify which treatment combinations may be safer for each individual, depending on their skin type and goals.

    Power Peels

    Power Peels are a medical-grade chemical peel only available through licensed physicians and medical spas. Power peels are deeper and more intense than other types of peels, so they are best for people with more significant skin concerns. Power peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne, melasma, and other pigmentary disorders. Power peels can be done as often as every 4-6 weeks, depending on your skin’s needs.

    Benefits of Chemical Peels

    There are many benefits to a chemical peel. They are non-invasive and provide immediate results with minimal downtime. Many people find them relaxing and enjoy the fact the peel can prolong and enhance other cosmetic treatment results. Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance, but how? Here are the main benefits: The following are some of the benefits:

    • Reduces fine lines under the eyes and on the forehead
    • Fades age spots
    • Minimizes acne scars
    • Reduces the appearance of large pores
    • Improves the look of sun-damaged skin
    • Gives the skin a softer, smoother texture
    • Reduces wrinkles
    • Stimulates the production of collagen
    • Promotes cell turnover
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    Consultation and Preparation

    Before a chemical peel, you will have a consultation with your doctor or aesthetician. During this time, they will assess your skin concerns and health to determine if a chemical peel is right for you. They will also discuss the type of peel that will be used and the expected results. You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for your peel.

    Am I a candidate for a chemical peel?

    Most people with skin concerns can benefit from a chemical peel. However, there are certain factors that may make you unsuitable for this treatment. These include:

    • Active skin infections
    • Accutane use within the past six months
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Cold sores
    • Eczema
    • Excessive sun exposure
    • History of keloid scarring
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Rosacea
    • Severe allergies
    • Skin cancer
    • Viral infections

    If you have any of the above conditions, please consult with a doctor before booking a chemical peel.


    A chemical peel is usually performed in a doctor's office or spa. The procedure itself is relatively short, taking about 30 minutes to an hour. You will be asked to remove all makeup and cleansers from your face. A numbing cream may be applied to your skin if you are having a medium or deep peel. The aesthetician will then apply the chemical solution to your skin. You may feel a burning or tingling sensation during this time. Once the solution has been on your skin for the desired amount of time, it will be neutralized and removed. A bandage or ointment may be applied to your skin. You will be given aftercare instructions and scheduled for a follow-up appointment.

    Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

    You will see the results of your peel immediately. The skin will be red and slightly swollen. You may experience some peeling or flaking after a few days. It is important to avoid picking or scratching at the skin during the healing process. You should also avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen daily. It is also important to avoid using any skincare products that may irritate the skin. Your doctor or aesthetician will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin during the recovery process.

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    Why Boston Medical Aesthetics?

    At Boston Medical Aesthetics, we only use the highest quality medical-grade ingredients in our peels. We also have a team of highly trained and experienced medical professionals who will customize your peel to address your specific skin concerns.

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    Schedule Your Boston, MA Chemical Peel consultation at Boston Medical Aesthetics Today

    If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and whether or not they are right for you, contact Boston Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve!

    Chemical Peels
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Most people report a burning or tingling sensation during the peel. This is normal and should subside within a few minutes.

    Chemical peels are generally considered safe. However, as with any procedure, there are certain risks and side effects that can occur. These include:

    • Allergic reactions
    • Burns
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Hypopigmentation
    • Scarring

    The results of a chemical peel can last for several months. The frequency with which you get a peel will depend on the type of peel and your skin concerns.

    You should wait at least 24 hours after a peel to apply makeup.

    The cost of a chemical peel will vary depending on the type of peel and the number of sessions required to achieve your aesthetic goals.

    Boston Medical Aesthetics offers complimentary, no-pressure consultations. Book your appointment online to experience the best medspa experience Boston has to offer today.

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