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Understanding Chemical Peels


One of the biggest challenges that we run into in maintaining our appearance is the forming of fine lines and wrinkles on our faces. When over the counter options and even microdermabrasion treatments do not produce the desired results your next step would be to try a chemical peel before jumping into a more invasive procedure like injectable fillers or full cosmetic surgery.

Chemical peels have been around for a long time. We can trace their roots back to ancient civilizations. The good news is that they have come a long way since the Pharos of Egypt were using them and they have proven to be an effective treatment. Currently, there are three main categories of chemical peels as determined by their effect, the categories are light, medium and deep chemical peels. It is best to consult an expert on which is best for you and your skin type but the deep chemical peels generally take much longer to heal from than the light or medium chemical peels.

A chemical peel works by removing the top layers of skin and revealing the new and fresh layers underneath. It goes on as a liquid and can cause a slight burning sensation as it is applied. The peal then dries over the course of several minutes for a light chemical peel or up to several hours for a deep chemical peel. When the peel is removed it takes with it the top layers of dead skin revealing the fresher skin underneath.

Recovery from a chemical peel is determined by the type of peel that you receive and can be anywhere from a few days to nearly a month. We offer several different chemical peels and our trained experts can help you find the one that will best fit your individual skin care needs.