Decades of over-exposure to the sun and pollution as well as unhealthy living habits often leave your skin with an unhealthy appearance. Many of us notice the fine lines, uneven texture, and uneven pigmentation that we associate with aging. Chemical peels are used to restore the smooth, luminous appearance of youthful skin. Chemical peels may also be used to remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars, and even control acne.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Three major types of chemical peel solutions are commonly used:
- Alpha-hydroxy (glycolic acid)
- Beta Hydroxy (salicylic acid)
- TCA (Trichloracetic acid)
Chemical peels work by gently removing the top layer of exposed, damaged skin and revealing the fresh new skin underneath. By forcing the turnover of superficial cells, the old dull and damaged cells peel off much more quickly. Our dermatologists will evaluate your skin type and treatment goals to determine the formula that will meet your specific needs.
Your skin will first be thoroughly cleansed to remove any superficial oils. The chemical treatment will then be applied with either a brush or pad. You may feel a slight stinging as the peel solution diffuses into your skin. A neutralizing agent will then be applied if necessary. Your skin will feel tight and will look rosy for several hours to days following the treatment.
You will notice that the superficial damaged skin cells will flake off, leaving behind fresh and rejuvenated health skin. How many treatments will I need? For best results, several treatments are recommended. With each treatment you should see noticeable improvement in the appearance of your skin.