Chemical Peels2019-06-21T14:01:26-04:00

Project Description

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

How do chemical peels work?2017-07-19T17:58:59-04:00

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.

What is treatment like?2017-11-07T19:42:39-05:00

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.

What results can I expect?2017-07-19T18:00:10-04:00

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.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

I have already recommended Dr Raman to a friend. The timeliness getting an appointment, the Covid safe setting, the efficiency of the staff along with the expertise of the doctor are reasons I will return and refer.

M. H.

I had a recurring dermatological condition for several and a series of dermatologists as a result. And yet until I met Dr. Wright, my condition remained undiagnosed and it turned out to be potentially life-threatening. I am so fortunate to have found him and I would not go to anyone else and recommend him often.

D. B.

Timely, professional, thorough and took the time to explain the procedure being done and options for upcoming needed procedure. Steps were taken to protect employees and patients against Covid challenges. I had basil cell removed three times and in different states. This office is the best hands down.

S. J.

This office is very clean, professional and I never have to wait excessive time for my appointment. Dr. Rahman is so thorough and caring and kind. I have had Mohs surgery with Dr. Wright on my face and you cannot even see where the scar is. This is the place to go for your dermatology needs.

C. P.

I’ll be 77 years old in a month and this was my first real skin check-up. I sort of had one a few years ago at a different place but was turned off by their emphasis on selling cosmetic treatments when I wanted to know about skin disease. Dr. Bakke and his assistant seemed to give me a thorough check, burned off some spots, took.a few biopsies, and I was good to go.

R. G.

Everyone is so nice and friendly…the office staff is caring, professional and an asset to your institution. Even though I’ve been going to your office for a few years this is the first time I saw Kegan Reilly. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He explained everything to me in detail and made me very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs to see a dermatologist. He is definitely an exceptional medical provider.

D. S.

I will be forever grateful to Dr. Anderson for her careful skin exam and detection of the start of a melanoma on my arm. She is pleasant, professional, and kind– everything you would want in a dermatologist.

E. T.

Dr. Anderson and her staff are excellent. I have been a client for several years. I have received the best care. Dr. Anderson is excellent in discovering and treating. problems. Dr. Anderson listens and is honest.

M. J.

The whole experience was a positive one… getting an appointment to see someone relatively soon, receiving several reminders, the (covid) health protections at the office, and the very pleasant and knowledgeable care of Lindsey Best FNP, at my appointment.

P. P.

Sent email & text to inform of arrival procedures, took proper covid-19 protocol to ensure my safety and that of staff and other patients. Doctor and nurse took time to explain what would happen during visit and answered all questions. Explained proper home care of procedure site, made sure I knew how and informed to call office if any problems or questions. Everyone was very helpful, friendly and professional.

D. C.

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