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What is a Chemical Peel?

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Pittsburgh Chemical Peel
What is a Chemical Peel?

What exactly is a chemical peel?

We’re glad you asked! Chemical peels sound much harsher that what they really are. No, you are not getting a chemical poured onto your face and then your skin is going to painfully peel off like an extra from a horror movie.

At Avere Beauty, our PCA certified specialist will apply the chemical solution that has been formulated specifically for your skin with a cotton pad in smooth gentle layers to your skin. The more peels you get, the more layers of the peel can be applied.

Chemical peels are a gradual process. During your 1st PCA peel, you will have less layers applied and then build up the layers as you move through your series of peels while working towards the skin of your dreams.

The PCA peel itself will gently remove the top layers of skin from your face leaving room for the layers of skin underneath to come through and reveal smooth, glowing fresh skin. Fun fact! Chemical peels are not only just for your face.

Many people also receive chemical peels on their hands and neck to improve their over all appearance and reveal younger rejuvenated looking skin.

Avere Beauty offers Chemical Peels
Rejuvenate Skin with PCA Chemical Peels

How often should I get chemical peels?

Will I achieve maximum results after 1 peel?

Unfortunately, no after 1 peel your skin is going to magically peel off leaving you with the baby soft skin that you were born with. While you will definitely notice improvement in your skin after just 1 PCA Chemical peel, optimum results are obtained with multiple peels over time.

Think of it this way, just as it takes time for skin damage to accumulate and to become noticeable, it will also take time to reverse that damage. Good things come to those who wait!

In order to achieve the maximum results that PCA peels have to offer, chemical peels are meant to be done in a series every 3-4 weeks. A series of 3 chemical peels is always what it is recommended that you start out with but after 2 series of 3 peels, 6 peels total, you will see a huge change in your skin – 100% for the better!

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Where can I get a chemical peel?

How long does the actual chemical peel last? Any downtime?

The process of the chemical peel can take as little as 20 mins. Most light peels can be done in under a half an hour and are accompanied by little downtime. Healing takes just a few days. While healing from your light peel, you may experience some redness and flaking. When it comes to medium and deep peels though, the recovery process is longer and the actual peeling can last anywhere from 7-14 days. No matter what PCA chemical peel you get from Avere Beauty, it is imperative that you wear sunscreen in the days after.

Where can I go to get a chemical peel?

Finding PCA Chemical Peels in #Pittsburgh isn’t tough exactly but there aren’t many spa’s that offer the top quality that the PCA line is. Luckily for you, Avere Beauty is your one-stop shop for all of your aesthetic needs, even PCA Chemical peels!

At Avere Beauty, Pittsburgh’s premier med spa, our PCA certified specialist will meet with you to assess your skin, talk about your skin  goals, and then will formulate the exact peel that will benefit you the most to achieve your skin goals.

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