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What Does A Chemical Peel Do And How Often Should I Have One?

What Does A Chemical Peel Do And How Often Should I Have One?

A chemical peel is a form of exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells leaving you with a glowing complexion. This treatment aims to improve the overall appearance of your skin to address concerns such as sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scarring and more. Chemical peels are one of the best-kept beauty secrets around and have the ability to repair, restore, and renew your skin to give you the vibrant and youthful look you have always wanted.

Benefits Of A Chemical Peel

Each chemical peel is customized for you to address your individual skin care concerns. Chemical peels use a different combination of acids to safely and deeply exfoliate dead skin to reveal a new, brighter layer. Benefits of a chemical peel include:

  • Chemical peels require little to no downtime
  • They are minimally invasive
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Reduces and eliminates signs of skin damage such as acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, and more!

Types of Chemical Peels


As the name suggests, light chemical peels are the gentlest option. Light peels are done more frequently than medium and deep peels and generally address skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation and acne. One of the greatest benefits of this type of peel is that it requires no downtime and provides amazing anti-aging benefits. 


Medium peels go deeper into the skin's surface to address concerns such as wrinkles and more problematic cases of acne. These chemical peels work to stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity in the skin. Medium peels can only be done once every few months and require a few days of downtime after the treatment.


Deep chemical peels are the most intense option and can do wonders for your skin addressing deep acne scarring concerns and wrinkles. Compared to light and medium treatment, deep chemical peels offer the most dramatic results but can only be performed a maximum of once per year. There is considerably more downtime associated with this type of treatment and patients can expect redness and skin peeling for up to a week after the chemical peel.

How Often Should You Get A Chemical Peel?

Every person has different skin and skin concerns, therefore the number of treatments required for each person will vary. It will also depend on what sort of peel you would like to get or what is recommended to you as well as your age and the existing damage you have on your skin. Individuals who need or just want a light chemical peel treatment can receive one every month or every other month. For medium peels, it is recommended that patients receive them once every four to six months. Those who wish to get a deep chemical peel will only be required to receive the treatment once every few years.

Okanagan Skin Care Centre Chemical Peel Treatments

Are you ready to take control of your beauty and turn back the clock? If so, consider receiving a chemical peel treatment to rejuvenate your skin to give yourself a glowing, youthful complexion. If you are considering a chemical peel treatment to resolve specific problem areas, consult a professional to ensure that the process is done safely and effectively.

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we are invested in the health and well-being of all our patients and strive to develop personalized and effective acne and anti-aging treatments which will give you the healthy, clear skin you deserve.

To book a consultation with one of our skincare specialists at Okanagan Skin Care Centre today or to learn more about our chemical peel treatment options, call us at 1-250-868-9290 or book your consultation today!


Q: How long is a chemical peel treatment?
A: The full chemical peel treatment can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes depending on the treatment.

Q: How do I know which type of chemical peel treatment to get?

A: To find out what chemical peel treatment will provide you with the best results, contact Okanagan Skin Care Centre to receive a complimentary consultation. Our registered nurses will be able to assess your current skin condition and will understand your skin care goals to provide you with the best-fitting treatment option that will give you optimal results. Contact us by calling 1-888-868-9290.

Q: What aftercare is required after a chemical peel treatment?

A: Generally, you will be required to use SPF on your skin and to avoid strenuous workouts and dry saunas for a few days after your treatment. Aftercare requirements will vary for each different type of chemical peel.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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