Chemical Peel

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. This causes the top layer of skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The underlying layer of skin regenerates, yielding a smoother less wrinkled appearance.

There are three types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. A superficial chemical peel uses mild acid to penetrate only the outer layer of skin, refreshing the look of the face, neck, chest or hand and improving the appearance of mild discoloration and rough skin. A medium peel penetrates the middle layers of skin to remove damaged cells. The mild peel is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and some precancerous skin growths such as actinic keratosis. A deep peel deeply penetrates the middle layer of skin, removing damaged skin cells and treating freckles and shallow scars, and removing moderate lines and age spots. A deep chemical peel can only be used on the face and can only be performed once.

Chemical peels can be used to:
  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches
  • Improve the look and feel of skin