Chemical Peels

couple_chemical_peelBenefits of Chemical Peels:

  • Smooths rough, dry skin
  • Improves texture of sun-damaged skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Aids in control of acne, blackheads and oil
  • Helps reduce mild scarring

Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient's needs.

How does it work?
Glycolic acids decrease the "glue" that holds dead cells on the surface of the skin. This allows some dead cells to drop away, leaving behind a layer of smoother, softer skin. Glycolic acid also stimulates the skin to make new collagen fibers that help to improve wrinkling and the effects of sun damage. In addition, glycolic acids help to dissolve the material that clogs pores allowing the pore to drain better thus decreasing the tendency for acne lesions to form.

How many treatments are needed?
Depending on the patient’s needs and expectations, several treatments may be necessary until the desired effects are achieved. Generally six sessions are required for most skin conditions.

What is the treatment like?
After the skin is properly cleansed, the correct peeling agent then is applied for the appropriate amount of time. Then, the peeled area is neutralized, rinsed off and a topical hydrocortisone cream is applied.