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Chemical Peel in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Chemical Peel in Mexico

Improve the texture of your skin with a chemical peel in Mexico and discover a blemish-free and younger-looking appearance without surgery.

Chemical peels can be light, medium or deep with different downtimes, so it’s worth checking thoroughly which one you want – and which one your practitioner is giving you. They are usually used on the fact, but you can have them done on the neck, or on the backs of the hands.

Why get a chemical peel in Mexico?

Skin care is a growth industry in Mexico, and just as everywhere else in the world, the population is ageing. 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.

We would always advise that you do your homework before you book an appointment for any cosmetic procedure – and a chemical peel is no exception. You should have your treatment with someone who is qualified and experienced, who you feel comfortable with. You should note that there are three strengths of chemical peel - and while the light and medium's can be performed in salons, a deep chemical peel should be performed in a surgical setting. You should check qualifications and look for professional memberships of surgical boards, such as the American Board of Surgery if you are in any doubt.

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We believe in putting patients together with high-quality providers who offer affordable treatments. This doesn’t mean that the quality is any less, in case you’re thinking ‘you get what you pay for’. Certainly, in some instances that may well be true. However, medical care in Mexico is not cheaper because the services are inferior, but because the cost of living is lower. All the overheads such as salaries, rents, utilities etc are substantially lower in Mexico than they are in the United States, by as much as 200%, which inevitably results in great savings for north Americans.

How does a chemical peel work?

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.

What is the procedure for a chemical peel?

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.

What is the recovery time from a chemical peel?

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 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 3 months before your skin looks good.

To get good 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 10 years.

What is the cost of a chemical peel in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada?

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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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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