Chemical peels help to improve and smooth the texture of the skin, appearance of mild scars, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or birth control pills. They are intended to remove the outermost layer of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. We have a variety of peels ranging from very mild to aggressive treatments.
Q: What are the different types of chemical peels?
A: Superficial peels, which use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate and only penetrate the outermost layer of skin. Medium peels, which use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layer of skin. Deep peels, which fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells; these peels often use phenol or trichloroacetic acid.
Q: What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?
A: Recovery time varies depending on which chemical peel you receive, and can take anywhere from 1 to 7 days.
Q: How long do results last?
A: Keep in mind that chemical peel results might not be permanent.The results of chemical peels will always depend on your skin type, skin condition and the issues you’re treating with chemical peels, and especially the depth and strength of the chemical peels.