Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of conditions, depending on the type of peel: wrinkles, light acne scarring, irregular pigmentation (e.g. freckles and age spots), and pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths).
There are several types of chemical peels:
- Light peels to remove superficial wrinkles
- Medium peels
- Deep peels for more severe conditions
The type of peel will be determined after you have a consultation with your dermatologist. More dramatic results are seen with deeper peels; however, there is longer down time with these procedures, as well.
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, a small applicator is used to apply the chemical solution to an area of the face. Excess solution is removed and the procedure is repeated on other areas.
The amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin. Significant improvement of damaged skin has been achieved, which can produce dramatic results.
A skin rejuvenation program is often used in conjunction with either chemical peels or laser wrinkle removal to reduce the fine wrinkles of the face, lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and produce a softer texture to the skin. The program can be accomplished separately or along with the other procedures listed here and is followed at home by the patient after a consultation and a treatment plan is established for the patient’s cosmetic needs. Our clinic is dedicated to providing you with the latest and most effective skin treatments available.