What Is A Chemical Peel?

What is a chemical peel? Though the name itself can seem a little scary to some, dermatologists have used this procedure for quite some time now with very pleasing results. The answer to what is a chemical peel is, in short, a medically sanctioned procedure that utilizes safe acids of varying strengths to cause the skin to exfoliate and produce fresh, new skin cells. Chemical peels are designed to rejuvenate the skin on the face, neck, and décolletage (upper chest), to improve blemishes, uneven skin pigmentation, and acne related issues. Chemical peels also stimulate the collagen production beneath the skin to fill in the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the skin over time, and makes scarring less of an issue in the future as well.

Chemical Peel Before & After Image Gallery

Results will vary depending on the type and strength of the chemical peel used. Most patients will undergo a peeling process: existing layers will begin to peel away to expose fresh, new skin. Many peels produce a bleaching effect to remove unwanted pigment, which helps to even out the complexion and produce a consistent tone and texture to the face. Other peels will dramatically improve the skin’s laxity and texture, creating a smoother surface. Specialized peels for treating acne will reduce the severity and quantity of breakouts and can help to improve overall skin health. Results can develop as early as 1 week after the procedure. For more intense peels, the results will be evident after 1-2 months. The following Before and After Image examples should illustrate just how well this procedure works.

Duration of the procedure will depend on the strength of the peel and the correction desired. The application of the peel can take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Many of the advanced peels that treat melasma and hyperpigmentation are applied in office and removed between 6 to 10 hours later at home.

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Chemical Peel Uses

Chemical peels have been used for decades to help treat a variety of skin conditions. The versatility and effectiveness of a chemical peel treatment makes it a very sought after method. Among the conditions most commonly treated are poor skin texture, acne and acne scarring, age spots, uneven pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Using chemical peel for acne scars is one of the most common procedures of this kind along with the removal of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Long Does A Typical Treatment Take?

Depending on the strength of the peel and the correction desired, the application of the peel can take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Many of the advanced peels that treat melasma and hyperpigmentation are applied in office and removed between 6 to 10 hours later at home.

What To Expect?

One of the most common concerns for people wondering about this procedure is how painful it might be. Comfort levels for chemical peels vary from patient to patient and will change based on the type and the strength of acids used. Our advanced peels that treat pigment typically will not cause more than a tingle, whereas our glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels will cause an immediate sensation upon application.

The duration of the procedure will depend on the strength of the peel and the correction desired. The application of the peel can take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Many of the advanced peels that treat melasma and hyperpigmentation are applied in office and removed between 6 to 10 hours later at home.

Is A Chemical Peel Painful?

Comfort level for chemical peels vary from patient to patient and will change based on the type and the strength of acids used. Our advanced peels that treat pigment typically will not cause more than a tingle, whereas our glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels will cause an immediate sensation upon application.

If you have questions concerning Chemical Peels, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.

Chemical Peels For Acne Scars

Using chemical peel for acne scars is one of its most common uses. Specialized peels for treating acne are available. This kind of chemical peel will help reduce breakouts, and can resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of scars. Let our team help you decide on the right type of chemical peel for your skin.

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