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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation of the skin. There are mild moderate and aggressive peels. Chemical peels are good for all skin types. Chemical peels help treat:

  • 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 (melasma)
  • Improve the look and feel of skin.

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you’re after.

Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to 12 months, if necessary.

You’ll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile. You also need to be off any retinol products 3-5 days prior to treatment.

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