Chemical Peels

h-consultationThere are various types of chemical peels that can aid in skin rejuvenation. We offer glycolic acid peels of different strengths to help reduce the signs of aging, scars and blemishes and restore the natural beauty of your skin. Chemical peels remove a layer of skin with a chemical preparation allowing the skin to grow back smoother than before and with reduced imperfections, leaving you with a younger, fresher appearance. Our doctor can determine which strength of glycolic acid peel will be right for you. The following steps describe the process involved in your treatment:

  • Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and if necessary.
  • The chemical peel solution will then be applied. Patients can expect to feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation as the peel is being applied.
  • Once the peel solution has set on the skin for the prescribed amount of time, it is washed off with water.
  • A soothing ointment will then be applied.
  • Your doctor will provide you with aftercare instructions.
  • Multiple chemical peels may be necessary depending on the strength of the peel received and the patient’s skin condition.

Following a glycolic acid peel, patients can resume normal daily activities immediately. While there are rarely any complications associated with glycolic acid peels, certain risks do exist, including swelling, infection, cold sore outbreaks and possible changes in skin tone. To help reduce side effects associated with chemical peels it is important to provide your doctor with a complete medical history and follow the instructions provided by your doctor carefully.