Chemical peels are administered by a physician applying alphy hydroxyl acid, trichloroacetic acid or phenol to the patient’s skin in an effort to reduce and/or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and a host of other skin ailments. The application removes the outer layers of the skin to reveal a new layer… Read More
Patients who receive chemical peel treatments can enjoy the elimination of fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin pigmentation, blotchiness and a variety of other skin conditions. Chemical peels remove dead skin cells to allow a new layer of skin to flourish.
Typical chemical peels take approximately 15 to 30 minutes, giving it the widely known nickname “the lunchtime peel”. Times may vary depending on the severity of the skin condition.
Chemical peels are administered for a wide variety of skin problems. If you have uneven pigmentation, your chemical peel treatment would differ from someone who wanted to remove blemishes or wrinkles. Superficial chemical peels are the mildest of chemical peels that can be used on all skin types. Glycolic acid or salicylic acid is typically… Read More
Patients who receive chemical peel treatments may experience temporary redness, tenderness, stinging and burning sensations, and flaking and peeling. Talk to your physician about the type of chemical peel you are considering and its possible side effects. Every patient is different.
While chemical peels rarely result in serious complications, risks may include scarring, infection, changes in skin color and/or tone, and swelling. You can help reduce any risks by following your doctor’s recommendations for care following your chemical peel.
You will likely see improvement after just one treatment; however, many patients see a need for one chemical peel every four to six weeks.
Patients may use chemical peels in combination with microdermabrasion to improve skin’s appearance.