Chemical Peels can enhance your appearance by reducing blotchy and uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, freckling, age spots, sun-damaged skin, and acne scars in a relatively short period of time. Chemical peels stimulate the production of new cells. Chemical peels are not limited to the face and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and legs just about anywhere! Enjoy fresh smooth skin!
Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium and deep peels.
Superficial peels – this peel is designed to help smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, and even out skin tone. The recovery is generally rapid and usually consists of minor flaking. A series of treatments is generally recommended to obtain the desired result over a period of time. Typically, there is no down time and with appropriate sun protection, you can resume regular activities immediately.
Medium peel – Medium peels often contain higher levels stronger acids. The best candidate for a medium peel is an individual with fair skin. Medium peels target the epidermis and upper dermis and cause the skin to slough within 5 to 7 day. Immediately after treatment the skin has a red appearance and is occasionally accompanied by swelling. Within a day, the skin turns brown in color and after 3 or 4 days, the skin begins the peeling process. Even toned, fresh and smooth new skin is revealed with 7 to 10 days. This is good for pigmentation, scars, acne scars, wrinkles and uneven skin. This treatment can be repeated within 1 to 6 month time period, depending on the skin’s health and problems.
Deep Peels – Deep peels produce the most dramatic results. This peel is recommended for treating wrinkles, scars, blemishes and, in some cases, precancerous skin lesions. A deep peel targets the dermis. In some cases, anesthesia is required during the procedure to reduce the warm to hot stinging sensation. Many layers of the skin will peel over a period of one to two weeks. An ointment may be given to keep the area moist. Temporarily, the new skin will have the color and sensation of significant sunburn, which will gradually fade to your normal skin color. This is excellent for deep uneven pigmentation, smoker’s wrinkles around the mouth, scars, age spots, acne scars and facial wrinkles. This treatment is usually done once in 6 to 12 months, depending on the skin health and problems targeted. The new skin which is revealed after the old skin peels off, is fresh, clean, even and baby smooth.