Chemical Peels

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Chemical Peel Information

Chemical peels are designed to enhance skin quality by removing its damaged outer layers, in order to create a smoother surface and improve its texture. It can treat the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs. This cosmetic treatment may be useful for individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne. The most commonly-used chemical solutions are: Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol peels.

Side Effects

Temporary sun sensitivity, redness, burning, itching, pain, and discomfort (degree may vary with each peel).

Recovery

Moderate discomfort, itchiness and, tightness may occur but should subside in 3-7 days. Patients should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen everyday and avoid sun exposure unless adequately protected. Little to no down time with esthetician strength peels but patients may have some flaking.

Technology

About two to three weeks before getting a chemical peel, a patient must prepare the skin by cleansing it twice a day, applying a special moisturizer and sunscreen, and if recommended by your esthetician, it may be advised to use Retin-A several times a week. First the skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that will remove excess oils, while protecting the hair and skin. Depending on your condition, the chemical peel solution can be applied to the entire face or specific regions, such as the “crow’s feet” area or near the nasolabial folds. It is applied using a sponge, cotton pad or depending on the size of the area, a cotton swab or brush. The esthetician carefully observes the skin and, based on the changes and the clients comfort determines how long the solution should stay on.