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Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate the outermost layers of dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher skin underneath. Chemical peels are commonly used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
There are different types of chemical peels available, ranging from mild to deep, and they use various types of acids, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The type of peel recommended depends on the patient’s skin type, concerns, and desired results.
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Mild chemical peels, also called superficial peels, usually contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and are typically used to treat mild skin imperfections. These peels penetrate only the topmost layer of skin and produce minimal peeling and redness.
Medium-depth peels use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and penetrate deeper into the skin to treat more significant imperfections, such as acne scars, fine lines, and moderate hyperpigmentation. These peels produce more pronounced peeling, redness, and swelling.
Our deepest peel contains phenol, a strong acid that penetrates deep into the skin to treat severe sun damage, deep wrinkles, and scars. These peels produce significant peeling, redness, and swelling and require more downtime for recovery.
Chemical peels are performed by a licensed aesthetician. The procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the type and depth of the peel. After the procedure, the patient’s skin may be red, sensitive, and peeling for several days to a week, depending on the type of peel used. It is essential to follow post-treatment instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and to avoid complications.
* Results may vary from patient to patient and results are not guaranteed. A complimentary consultation is required to assess client requirements.