Chemical peels can gradually fade age spots, treat acne, sun damage, fine lines and improve skins tone and texture. A chemical peel involves applying an acid, which gently peels the outer layer of skin. As your skin peels, new skin forms to take its place. Sun protection is strongly advised following any type of chemical peel.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. In performing chemical peels, physicians apply alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol to the skin.
Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. They exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. In addition to full facial rejuvenation, certain types of skin peels can also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks or rejuvenate skin elsewhere on the body.
What can a Chemical Peel be used for?
Improve skin texture
Eliminate age spots
Reduce the effects of sun damage