Last fact-checked: 15 September 2020
With a chemical peel in Mexico, you can achieve smoother, blemish-free and younger-looking skin without surgery.
Chemical peels can be light, medium or deep with different downtimes, so it’s worth checking thoroughly which option your desire–and which one your practitioner recommends for you. They are usually used on the face, but you can have them done on the neck or on the backs of the hands.
Skincare is a growth industry in Mexico, and just as everywhere else in the world, the population is aging. People here are looking for ways to make themselves appear more youthful, and so the latest treatments, technologies and products are just as available here as they are elsewhere.
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A chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove either the top or the deeper layers of skin, which are often damaged, to promote the growth of newer, clearer skin underneath.
You should note that there are three strengths of chemical peel, and while the light and mediums can be performed in salons, a deep chemical peel should be performed in a surgical setting.
On the day of your treatment, your skin will be prepped with a thorough cleansing. If you are having a deep peel, you will be given general anesthesia, and so it will need to be done in a surgical setting with an anesthetist in attendance.
When you are asleep, the chemicals will be applied evenly to the skin, in small sections, one at a time. Each application will be removed before the doctor applies the chemicals to the next section. Once this has been finished, the doctor will treat the skin as needed with surgical dressings.
If you have a medium or light peel, you will not need a general anesthetic. You may feel some burning on your face one the peel is applied, and once it is removed you may be given cold presses and/or soothing lotion.
Light and medium peels will result in redness and stinging, which should wear off after a couple of days. You will experience skin crusting and skin shedding over the next few weeks, and you should keep out of the sun for a couple of months to ensure your new skin stays healthy.
A deep chemical peel requires rather more substantial downtime, requiring 2-3 weeks of recovery at home. Swelling, redness, skin crusting and peeling are likely to happen in the weeks after your procedure, and it could take up to three months before your skin reaches optimal good looks.
To achieve rewarding results from light and medium peels, you will need to have the treatment 3-5 times, but a deep peel you will only need once for noticeable results that can last for many years.
The average cost for light and medium chemical peels in Mexico is around $175, compared to an average of $750 in the United States.
Deep chemical peels are around $1,000 in Mexico, but between $2,500 - $6,000 in the United States.
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