Chemical peels in Tulsa provide an impressive level of skin resurfacing by removing the outermost layer of damaged skin cells to reveal a more pristine, luminous complexion. Peels range from mild to intense and each treatment can be finely tuned to the needs and goals of the individual.

If you have found that your at-home skincare regimen isn’t producing the results you desire, it may be time to consider a cosmetic treatment such as a chemical peel. A customized peel can help you shed dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and bacteria while also combating the effects of environmental toxins and stress.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels use controlled solutions to remove the superficial layers of blemished skin. Light peels address only the outermost imperfections, while deep peels can penetrate at a more profound level for even more dramatic results.

Acids within the chemical peel raise the skin’s pH level to around a 3.8 from a 5.5, which chemically dislodges dead skin cells from their surrounding healthy counterparts. Once the compromised cells are loosened, exfoliation can occur, producing a healthier-looking, more radiant countenance. 

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What concerns can be addressed with chemical peels in Tulsa?

Chemical peels are ideal for addressing sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and even precancerous growths. They may not be as effective for treating wrinkles or sagging skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation has stated that chemical peels can treat actinic keratosis, a potentially cancerous growth that develops due to excess sun exposure.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Helps trigger cellular regeneration and turnover
  • Revives the skin’s radiance and youthful glow
  • Can help offset damage due to harmful UV rays
  • Treatment can be customized to the patient’s comfort levels
  • Leads to a more positive self-image

How is a chemical peel performed?

During your treatment, your provider will apply the chemical peel solution to the skin with a sponge. The solution stays on the skin for a therapeutic amount of time that is unique to your treatment plan. Once the time is up, the solution is washed off the face and the skin is cooled with a cold compress. Your provider will then discuss your aftercare with you to ensure your recovery is seamless and stress-free.

What is recovery like?

Lighter peels come with less downtime and deeper peels come with more recovery time. With a light peel, it usually takes around a week to heal. A more aggressive peel might require 2-3 weeks of healing time. As recovery progresses, you can expect the skin to become irritated or dry and you may witness peeling. For this reason, it’s essential that you schedule your chemical peel about a month in advance of a major event or special occasion. 

After a chemical peel, the skin is especially sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. It’s critical that you protect your skin by wearing a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher. You should also try to avoid being in the sun between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm every day when it is the strongest.


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Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel in Tulsa?

Your provider will assess your candidacy for a chemical peel during your private consultation in Tulsa. Certain skin tones may be more prone to hyperpigmentation, therefore it is essential that you meet with our team to discuss which type of peel will benefit you the most. In general, chemical peels are not recommended for those with the following characteristics:

  • Sunburnt skin
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Wounds or open sores
  • Certain cancers or autoimmune disorders
  • An Accutane user within the last six months
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Why choose Highwater Aesthetics?

Highwater Aesthetics provides discerning patients with state-of-the-art care in a world-class practice setting. From our carefully curated and personalized treatment plans to our cutting-edge technology and equipment, our premier med spa is devoted to excellence, safety, and well-being. All of our practitioners are credentialed experts who are passionate about delivering beautiful, natural-looking results. We listen carefully to our patients, providing them with transparency and thoughtful answers. It is our core mission to empower patients to look and feel their best so that they can confidently and joyfully face the world.

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