Procedures & Treatments
A Chemical Peel is an application of Acid (most usually Glycolic Acid of various strengths) to improve the texture of the skin. The skin is prepped with a solution to adjust the Ph. The full strength chemical solution is then applied and timed. A sensation of tingling or very mild burning may be present but is very tolerable. After a variable period of time, individually tailored to each patient’s needs, the acid is neutralized and washed off. An “antidote” to soothe any redness is frequently applied and the patient can immediately return to any normal activities. Sun protection is advised as the skin is regenerating new and more delicate skin to replace the old sloughed-off skin.
Chemical Peels are usually used to:
- Treat Sun Damaged skin
- Balance uneven pigmentation
- Control Acne skin
- Reduce fine wrinkling
- Help reduce scarring
Even mild peels produce results, especially if repeated over time. Chemical Peels are especially suited for patients who need to either return to work or resume their active lives. The lack of substantial “downtime” makes chemical peels particularly attractive to active patients. Again, even mild exfoliation leads to enjoyable results with improvement in texture, color, and appearance of the skin. Many times Chemical Peels are used in conjunction with other treatments applied by to improve absorption (for example, anti-aging compounds penetrate the newer and regenerated skin better, yielding better and more efficient results). Sometimes patients are candidates for combining Chemical Peels with Microdermabrasion at different times.
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