Chemical peels, also known as chemical resurfacing, use a chemical solution to improve and smoothen the texture of the skin and to treat irregular pigmentation by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin.
Chemical peels have been used for hundreds of years. Depending on the patient’s skin type and degree of damage, different agents and concentrations are used. These peels include lactic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid.
CHEMICAL PEELS IN DEPTH
by Bruce Freund, D.D.S.
Chemical Peels cannot be performed on skin that is tan or burned from sun exposure.
Self-tanner should not be used 2 weeks prior to your peel. Discontinue the use of any topical prescription medications 7 days before treatment. For example, Retin-A, Trilumen, Differin, etc.
You may not be a candidate if you are taking certain oral medications like steroids or Accutane.
Pregnant or women who are nursing should not be treated.
CHEMICAL PEELS FAQs
What should I expect after my chemical peel?
Peels typically cause little to no discomfort, minimal flaking, and your skin will be glowing and healthy looking following treatment.
Can chemical peels be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Clients often benefit from combining Chemical Peels with other anti-aging treatments. During your consultation, the appropriate treatment plan to achieve your desired results will be discussed with you.