Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to peel and reveal new, refreshed skin.
This treatment is often used on the face, neck and hands.
What does it treat?
Chemical peels target fine lines, acne, scarring, discoloration and more.
What to Expect During The Procedure
During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to somewhat hot sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses may be applied to help alleviate the sting.
What To Expect After the Chemical Peel
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that typically subsides within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
It is important to avoid over-exposure to the sun after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to burn. Our providers will recommend the proper follow-up care based on your skin’s specific needs.
A micropeel is the least heavy of all chemical peels. Micropeels are performed by first performing a microdermabrasion, followed by a chemical exfoliation. They are excellent for acne, hyperpigmentation and anti-aging.
With every micropeel process, lifeless surface cells will shed. The entire benefits are visible two weeks following treatment. To obtain maximum benefits, we may recommend a series of micropeels. For optimum results, micro peels are utilized together with a skin care routine.