Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution (usually acid-based) to remove the dead and damaged outer layers of the skin to reveal younger, clearer, more radiant skin. Peels help reduce the appearance of age spots and wrinkles and are often used for improving acne and modest acne scarring. It is a more intensive treatment than a facial or microdermabrasion, and produces significant improvement in overall texture and smoothness of the skin.
The treatment begins with a skin evaluation followed by a thorough cleansing and degreasing of the skin. Our medical esthetician will determine the type and strength of peel that is best for your specific skin type and condition. The peel solution is then applied to the skin. Several applications may be applied. Some peels are formulated to stay on and continue to work into the skin and some are timed and then removed. The entire treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, with no downtime. Immediately following the treatment your skin will be healthy pink, hydrated and dewy in appearance. Light peeling usually occurs on the 2nd or 3rd day.