A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines, especially on the face. The chemical solution removes outer layers of skin which are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems.
Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are tainted by the previous skin condition. Chemical peels may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.
Reasons for Considering a Chemical Peel:
- Reduce facial wrinkles and lines.
- Improve sun-damaged skin.
- Correct age spots and pigmentation problems.
- Lighten scars (especially from acne).
- Treat precancerous skin lesions.
At the time of your procedure, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results. There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. One of our trained experts will select the best for the patient based on their skin condition, color, and desired result.
During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils. A solution is then carefully applied, in multiple layers, and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin. At this point, the skin will turn white, a frost-like effect. Finally, sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from damaging UV rays. Patients should avoid sun for minimum of 2 weeks following a chemical peel.
Chemical Peels are a fantastic way to enhance your skin’s glow and radiance. The goal of chemical peeling is to remove a controlled uniform thickness of damaged skin. This improves and smooths the texture by removing the superficial layers and stimulating a wound healing response. Peels can be used to treat acne, age or sun spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.