What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels involve a chemical that systematically wounds the epidermis and parts of the dermis to improve texture and tone of sundamaged skin. Medium depth chemical peels can be applied to the entire face to help reverse some of the aging process and treat sundamaged skin. A deep chemical peel can be used on the lower eyelids and upper lip to help tighten the skin and improve deep lines and wrinkles.

How does it work?

The chemicals are applied and penetrate the skin in a controlled fashion to induce inflammation and cell turnover. After a medium or deep chemical peel the patient can expect 5-10 days of down time to recover and provide time for the skin to heal. One can continue to see improvement in skin texture and tone up to six months after having the procedure. The results may be long lasting and can last for years after the procedure making this a popular choice among patients.

Who are they for?

Most people who would like improvement in tone and texture of their skin.

What to expect?

After the procedure there will be 5-10 days of downtime while the skin heals. After that time, some people may have a slight pink hue that varies for months.

Types of chemical peels:

Although everyone responds different most patients need 2-4 treatments spaced one month apart. After each treatment you will likely experience some bruising, numbness, pain and redness. These symptoms may last a few weeks.

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