At McKay-Dee Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, a chemical peel can be used to touch up uneven skin pigmentation, acne, rough skin, scaling, scarring, and age spots.
Chemical peels are typically performed for cosmetic reasons. However, they may also be used in order to remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne scars and even control acne.
During your free consultation, we will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel for your skin type and the damage you would like to repair. A chemical peel can range in intensity from light, medium, or deep. A light chemical peel focuses on the surface of the skin and may need to be repeated after several weeks. In contrast, a deep chemical peel reaches deep into the layers of the skin and results will last longer.
Also known as a chemexfoliation, a chemical peel is less invasive than many other skin enhancement procedures. When you arrive for your procedure, your face will be cleaned. Depending on the chemical peel chosen for your skin type, a numbing cream may be applied first. A chemical solution is then applied to the face. The solution is left for several minutes. During this time, you may feel burning and tingling sensations. The chemical solution is then removed. Depending on your treatment plan, you may have red or brown skin after the chemical peel. This is temporary and will peel off within 1-2 weeks to reveal a fresh and more youthful layer of skin.