Chemical peels can improve the appearance of skin marked by wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, dark blotches or other signs of aging or sun damage. They can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.
A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that removes damaged surface skin cells and stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Peels are performed by the application of an acidic solution to the skin for a period of time. This causes the exfoliation or removal of damaged surface-layer skin cells, revealing the fresh skin underneath while stimulating the growth of new cells. The skin’s new surface appears healthier, plumper and tighter. The type of chemical used and the degree of exfoliation needed (superficial, medium or deep) are determined in accordance with your skin type and desired results.
Depending on the peel performed, some down time may be involved, typically ranging from three to seven days. Results depend on the individual. We normally recommend two to six treatments, spaced approximately two to four weeks apart.
If you have further questions about chemical peels or our other cosmetic dermatology services, please contact our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you have or schedule a consultation for you.