A chemical peel is effective for the improvement of brown spots, sun damage and a general resurfacing or tightening of the skin. Chemical peels can treat acne and greatly reduce the appearance of acne scarring and enlarged pores. This type of treatment helps exfoliate and smooth the skin, as well as improving the texture of the skin, for a softer, glowy appearance. We can treat most places on the body, including the face, chest, hands, and back!
What is a chemical peel?
“Chemical Peel” is a general classification for a number of chemical treatments, used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin and works by dissolving the upper layers of the skin. Typically during a chemical peel, nothing actually peels off. As tissue is dissolved, a wound creates on the skin, which stimulates the body’s healing response. This causes new tissue to emerge. Depth and strength of the peel varies, based upon the strength of the chemicals used and the length of time the solution is applied.
What can I expect during and after my chemical peel?
A chemical peel won’t take more than 30 minutes. We start by cleansing your skin, and preparing it with a solution. We protect the sensitive areas of the face-like the corners of your eyes, around the lips, and nose with a barrier. Finally, we apply the chemical peel. The amount of time the peel will stay on the skin varies from patient to patient.
Recovery time for patients will depend the type and strength of the peel they’ve had. With the common alpha-hydroxy and glycolic acid peels have little or no recovery time. A slight pinkness to the skin may be present, but it usually fades rapidly.
With the high concentration peels, you can have some peeling and irritation for a few days afterward. Very aggressive peels with very high concentrations can be more problematic. The post-treatment effects and recovery times can be similar to a total skin resurfacing with a carbon dioxide laser. Recover from a deep peel can take more than a week.
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