Chemical Peel in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Chemical Peel in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 8 September 2020

Looking at affordable ways to repair damaged skin? A chemical peel in Tijuana may be a good option–and it’s likely to save you 70% or more than the prices at home.

Chemical peels are available in a number of strengths, ranging from light to medium to a deep peel. There is a big difference between a deep chemical peel (which must be carried out under surgical conditions) and light and medium peels (which can be achieved in a salon). A deep peel is far more invasive than the others, has a longer recovery time, but also reveals more dramatic and long-lasting results.

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Why Get a Chemical Peel in Tijuana?

Saving money is one of the number one reasons you may want to have a chemical peel in Tijuana, and this is the primary reason why so many North Americans make their way over the Border to this popular medical destination. This migration has been happening for years–but whereas leather goods, jewelry and pottery may have been on the shopping list, it is now more a matter of affordable pharmaceuticals, eye, dental and medical care.

In the past, cross-border medical travel was considered a rather risky business as there was virtually no way of knowing what the facilities or standards would be like until you got there. The internet and globalization have made the process safer and more convenient, and anyone can do their own research from the comfort of their own home.

Unfortunately, there is no absolutely foolproof way of measuring quality and no medical procedure can ever be guaranteed completely. However, you can make a judgment on quality by reviewing key criteria:

  • Qualifications: You want to be certain your doctor is suitably qualified and, more importantly, has the experience in the area you require.
  • Professional Memberships: Surgeons in Tijuana should be registered with one of the appropriate Mexican boards, but you’re also likely to find they are members of American boards and international ones.
  • Testimonials: Online testimonials, particularly from past patients are invaluable. We ask all our patients to provide us with these, which are published on our website without editing.
  • Onsite Visits: We visit our clinics personally. If we are not happy about going there ourselves we don’t list. We try to convey a sense of how the clinic looks by providing high definition photos and virtual tours, so you can decide if a provider is right for you.

What Does the Procedure for a Chemical Peel Involve?

Chemical peels vary substantially in their strength, and the procedures are different, notably: 

  • A deep chemical peel is an invasive treatment and should only be carried out in a surgical environment. It penetrates deep into the skin layers, requires general anesthesia and several weeks recovery. After the general anesthetic has been administered, the surgeon applies the solution in small sections and will remove the solution completely before moving on to the next section. The skin is then dressed with bandages.
  • Medium and light chemical peels are much milder, only removing the outermost layers of skin. The chemical solution is applied all at once and left on the skin for a time. It may sting or tingle and once it is removed you may have a cold press and or lotion applied to soothe.

For all peels, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and a chemical solution applied, then left on the face for a short time. 

What Is the Recovery Time from a Chemical Peel?

For light and medium peels and redness to the skin disappears after a few days. However, the purpose of the peel is to regenerate new skin, and shredding and/or skin crusting is likely for a few weeks after the treatment. It may take several treatments to achieve noticeably improved results.

Deep chemical peels require several weeks for a full recovery. Be prepared for dramatic changes after the procedure—your face will be red, swollen and the skin will peel and crust. Eventually, your skin will rejuvenate, but it takes around three months before the changes are complete. You'll find that the effects are worth it: long-lasting and taking years off your appearance.

How Much Can I Save on a Chemical Peel in Tijuana Compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost for light and medium chemical peels in Mexico is around 50% less compared to the United States. To compare the latest prices, you can get started with these two clinics in Tijuana for chemical peels: 

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