Help to improve the appearance or feel of the skin
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove layers of skin, revealing the more youthful skin underneath.
We mainly use glycolic acid in our chemical peel. Glycolic acid is a colorless, odorless alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane. It’s a type of chemical exfoliant that dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be wiped away easily, revealing smooth, younger skin below.
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to :
- Reduce fine lines under the and around the mouth
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Treat certain types of acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Improve the look and feel of skin
Before & After
What You Should Know About Chemical Peeling
Before the procedure, your doctor will clean your face, protect your hair, and cover your eyes with ointment, gauze, tape or goggles.
We will use a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge to apply a chemical solution typically containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid. The treated skin will begin to whiten.You might feel mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin.We will apply a neutralizing solution or wash to remove the chemical solution from the treated skin.
After a chemical peel of any depth, your skin will be red, tight, irritated or swollen. Follow our directions for sun protection, cleansing, moisturizing and applying protective ointments to your skin. And avoid picking, rubbing or scratching your skin. It may take several months before your skin color returns to normal and you can see the full results of the peel. Chemical peel improves skin texture and tone and lessens the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results are subtle but increase with repeated treatments.