Chemical Peels – Skin and Safety
Chemical peels are used to improve the skin’s appearance.* With the help of a topical chemical agent, the very top layer of skin is removed, revealing the new, more evenly surfaced skin underneath. The new skin is smoother, tighter and more evenly toned the the old skin.
While most often done on the face, chemical peels can also be done on the neck and hands. Chemical peels are used to treat many common skin conditions including:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
- Improving sun damaged skin conditions.
- Reducing the appearence of scars and acne
- Reducing dark spots on the skin (age spots, freckles and dark patches)
- Improving the skin condition
- Frequently asked questions:
1. Is there a certain type of skin that chemical peels work better for?
Yes. Chemical peels tend to produce better results on fair-skinned people.
2. What skin conditions will a chemical peel NOT work for?
Chemical peels generally should not be applied as a solution to fix skin sags, heavy wrinkles. The point of the consultation is to determine if a chemical peel is the right choice or if the patient should consider laser or other treatment options.
* Individual results may vary.