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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are mainly used on facial skin, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin.

Procedure

Chemical peels are a phenomenal, non-invasive treatment for reversing the aging process. The procedure is administered by applying chemicals that can peel away a layer of skin, triggering a healing process.

Benefits

Chemical peels can correct several skin concerns including dark spots, wrinkles, and acne, but are also very useful for sun-damaged skin, rosacea, and skin laxity. Chemical peels can also help reverse the aging process, and restore blemished, unevenly pigmented, and wrinkled skin to a beautiful, clear state.

FAQs

A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it blister and eventually peel off. The skin underneath is smoother and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, etc. is reduced.

Minimal preparation is required, but safety measures are recommended, including avoiding unprotected sun exposure, certain cosmetic treatments and/or hair removal.

During a chemical peel, a topical solution is applied directly to freshly-cleansed skin. This solution can vary in strength and may be left on the surface for 10 minutes or more, depending on the type of peel used.

Typically, chemical peels take about 30 minutes.

Most patients feel a burning sensation during the treatment that lasts 5 to 10 minutes, followed by a minor stinging feeling.

Following a chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn will occur. Redness will be followed by scaling that ends in 3 to 7 days. Peels may be repeated at 1 to 4 week intervals until the desired result.

The procedure has little to no downtime.

It can be used on both the face and back.