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Chemical Peels

What It Is

A clinical peel is an exfoliating treatment that refreshes the skin, restores luminosity, and stimulates skin renewal. Chemical peels generally deliver more visible and corrective results than traditional facials.

Also commonly referred to as clinical peels, there is often a negative misconception about how these treatments actually work. In fact, chemical peels are the simplest and most cost-effective form of skin resurfacing, delivering visible results with minimal or no downtime.

Here at APT Medical Aesthetics, our newest generation of medical-grade chemical peels in Oakville are safe, suitable for most skin types, and can address multiple skin concerns at the same time.

Treatment Areas

Chemical peels can be applied to enhance the appearance of the skin on your face, décolleté, hands, and neck. They are suitable options if you are bothered by one or more of the following skin concerns:

  • Dark, dull, and dry skin
  • Ageing skin with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation or brown spots due to sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Enlarged and clogged pores
  • Melasma
  • Pimples and skin acne
  • Light acne scarring

How to Prepare

APT’s chemical peels in Oakville can be performed as an outpatient in-clinic procedure.

  • Skip tanning or avoid direct sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks before your clinical peel treatment. The sun’s ultraviolet light can make your skin vulnerable to side effects like darkening and scarring.
  • Take a break from using personal beauty or skincare products that have retinoids like tretinoin for 1 to 2 weeks before your peel date, unless otherwise advised by your healthcare expert.
  • If there is a lesion, infection, or open sores at the peel area, we may advise postponing the chemical peel in Oakville to wait for it to clear up as to not exacerbate the condition. We may also recommend skin treatment options to address it.

How It Works

Chemical peels deliver gentle and controlled exfoliation of the superficial layers of the skin using one or more acids (i.e. glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid), or a combination of fruit enzymes. When these outer layers of dead and damaged skin are removed, fresh new skin cells emerge, and collagen synthesis occurs. The result is softer, smoother skin that is more radiant and evenly toned.

A clinical peel takes approximately 30 minutes. The treatment is highly customized based on your skin type, skin concerns, and personal treatment plan.

  • Once the appropriate peel has been selected, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and prepped.
  • The exfoliating solution is lightly applied with a brush, after which you will feel a warm or tingling sensation for several minutes. If necessary, a fan will be used to cool the skin.
  • After a period of time, the peel solution will be neutralized (some peels are self-neutralizing) and post-treatment products will be applied. These may include treatment serums, masks, recovery creams, or sunblock.

Results You Can Expect

Results may vary per person but most of our clients share that they see astounding results after their skin has stopped peeling. They see that their once dark, coarse skin has transformed into a bright and flawless one that glows from within. These results last for a long time, but your beauty professional may suggest doing a chemical peel in Oakville twice or three times a year to maintain the benefits.

Aftercare and Recovery

Depending on the type and depth of your clinical peel, you will experience redness, swelling, and scaling of the skin, which usually occurs anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Your skin may be a bit sensitive during this period.

  • Follow the post-treatment instructions provided to you after your clinical peel.
  • Skip your usual beauty products. Do not use anything with prescription tretinoins, AHAs, BHAs, vitamin C serums with ascorbic acid, low-pH serums, and retinoids.
  • Only use the approved products advised by your beauty professional. These are usually gentle ones that will help soothe your skin.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure at all costs. Wear sunblock with high SPF for protection.

Potential Complications

As with any skin treatment, chemical peels are relatively safe when done properly with the guidance of a knowledgeable beauty and healthcare expert. Some known risks may include:

  • A permanent change in skin colour
  • Reactivation of cold sores virus
  • Scarring, which could is incredibly rare

To prevent these complications, we highly recommend going for a consultation first and doing chemical peel in Oakville as an in-clinic treatment rather than as a DIY at home so we can advise you accordingly.

Why Choose APT Medical Aesthetics?

APT Medical Aesthetics offers a wide collection of chemical peels designed to address almost all problem imaginable. Our most popular chemical peel in Oakville treatment includes:

Glow Peel

A light, brightening resurfacing treatment for ageing skin, sun damage, melasma or acne-prone skin. It may be customized in strength by the number of layers applied. Restores skin radiance and glow. Key Ingredients: 7% lactic acid, 7% salicylic acid, 7% resorcinol

Renew 20/10

An alpha and beta hydroxy acid resurfacing peel for ageing skin, sun damage, melasma, or acne-prone skin. Effective for red or brown marks caused by acne. Key Ingredients: 20% lactic acid, 10% salicylic acid

AHA Duo

A combination of alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel that reduces visible signs of ageing and discoloration. Also suitable for acne-prone skin. Key Ingredients: 20% lactic acid, 10% glycolic acid.

BHA 20 Clinical Peel

A beta-hydroxy acid resurfacing peel, particularly effective for enlarged pores, congested skin, and acne-prone skin. Key Ingredients: 20% salicylic acid.

Renew 30 aka “Red Carpet Peel”

A gentle lactic acid resurfacing peel often referred to as the “Red Carpet Peel” gives a beautiful glow without the downtime and is suitable for most skin types, including those with rosacea or sensitive skin. Key Ingredients: 30% lactic acid

Enzyme Retexturing Treatment

A gentle skin resurfacing treatment without downtime using fruit enzymes. Key Ingredients: Fruit enzymes (pineapple, papaya, apple, citrus)

Refining Clay Treatment

A soothing, decongesting, and exfoliating facial treatment ideal for normal, oily, or acne-prone skin. Key Ingredients: Beraclay, lactic acid, fruit and protein enzymes.

APT’s Chemical Peels in Oakville

For more information on the perfect chemical peel in Oakville treatment that is best suited for your skin type and beauty concerns, contact us today.

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