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Chemical Peels

An exfoliation process, very effective in treating a large range of skin concerns such as aging, sun damage, acne, mild scarring, improving overall skin brightness and evening skin tone.

Peels can be light, moderate or deep.
- Light peels require no down time from work or normal activities
- Moderate peels may require a day or two of down time
- Deep peels can require a week or more to allow the skin to fully heal.

Estheticians who are not working in a medical setting perform light to moderate peels only. Deep peels are performed by a physician, or under a physician’s supervision, for your safety. Chemical peels are a common treatment method. The peeling process involves destroying the damaged layer of skin by applying chemicals to its surface. The chemical solution causes your skin to peel, producing a fresh layer underneath.

This regeneration decreases the appearance of atrophic scars. Peels can take days to weeks to show improvement. in some cases, your skin requires substantial time to heal.

Different chemical agents are used depending on the severity of your scarring. They range from mild chemicals used in everyday skin care products — such as glycolic acid — to chemicals used in deeper peels — such as phenol — that require sedation before being applied to the skin.