Chemical Peels

For a Smoother More Youthful You!

Chemical peeling is used to improve the skin’s appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing the top layers of skin to separate and peel off. The new skin is smoother; less wrinkled, and ultimately, more even in color.

What Can a Chemical Peel Do?

  • Reduce fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth.
  • Treat mild scarring and certain types of acne.
  • Diminish skin discoloration, such as sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, or blotchiness.
  • Refresh skin texture and color.

How Are Chemical Peels Performed?

Prior to treatment, you may be instructed to stop certain medications and prepare the skin with pre-conditioning creams, which you would apply at home for a period of time. A chemical peel is usually involves the following:
  • Cleansing the skin with an agent that removes excess oils; eyes and hair are protected.
  • Applying the peel to the designated location (face, neck, chest, hands, arms, or legs), using one or more chemical solutions, such as glycolic acid, or trichloroacetic acid
  • Using the proper peeling agent superficial, medium or deep) based upon the type of skin damage present and your desired results.

What Should Be Expected After Treatment?

To minimize the reappearance of lesions and lines, we recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum (blocks ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays) sun-screen. Depending upon the type of peel applied, there may be a mild to severe sunburn-like sensation. The gentlest type of peel, a superficial peel, usually produces redness, which is followed by scaling that lasts 2 to 5 days. Medium-depth and deep peels can result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of 7 to 14 days or longer.

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