Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance by a chemical solution being applied to the skin, which helps the skin eventually “peel” off. This leaves you with a newer, smoother and less wrinkled complexion!
Chemical peels are not only applicable to the face, but can treat the neck and hands as well. Chemical peels can be used to:
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Treat certain types of acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or birth control pills
- Improve the look and feel of skin
After receiving a chemical peel treatment, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wearing sunscreen is mandatory (as it always is!).
Essentially, your skin is thoroughly cleansed first and then glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid may be applied to the small areas of your skin where new skin will then take its place. Based on the condition of your skin, the depths of the peel can vary in intensity. A chemical peel is an outpatient treatment, although your skins reaction should be monitored and redness and scaling should be expected for several days after the treatment. For a more detailed medical analysis of a chemical peel treatment, visit Webmd.com.
At Skin NV, we have many happy chemical peel clients that seek regular treatment. We understand that you and your skin are unique. What works for one person may not work for another, which is why we offer a variety of solutions to meet all possible skin care challenges. Visit our website at skinnv.com to review our list of medical peels available for you to discuss with your skin specialist who will find what treatment fits your needs. Remember, the result of any medical grade peel is tighter, smoother skin and a rejuvenated you!