What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. There are various types of chemical peels, including the glycolic acid peel, TCA peel and salicylic acid peel.
Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck, chest and hands.
A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
A chemical peel can help improve:
- Age and liver spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Superficial Scars
- Sun-damaged skin
- Acne or acne scars
What a chemical peel won’t do
- Treat deep facial lines
- Tighten loose or sagging skin
- Remove broken capillaries
- Remove deep scars
How a chemical peel works
Chemical solutions are carefully applied to your skin to improve the texture by removing damaged outer layers. The chemicals used are phenol, trichloroacetic acid, and alphahydroxy acids. The formula used by your health care team will be adjusted to meet your particular needs.
There are three types of chemical peels:
Light chemical peel – Subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with more treatments
Medium chemical peel – Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher looking
Deep chemical peel – Results are dramatic, slightly longer recovery time
Schedule a consultation with our staff to find out if it is right for you.