What Is a Chemical Peel?
Our chemical peels involve the application of a medical-grade solution directly to the skin which induces an exfoliation of unwanted and damaged cells. During the healing process there is a regeneration of surface epithelium, and often collagen, to produce a younger, fresher appearing skin tone. Chemical peels are very versatile in that they can be gauged from a mild “lunchtime peel” with minimal to no downtime, to a more aggressive TCA peel with up to a week or more of redness and peeling, but with more significant improvement, or anywhere in between. Often a peel can be specifically tailored to a patient’s skin type, cosmetic goals, and tolerance for downtime. Peels can be performed as a series of treatments spread over weeks to months, or in some cases only once a year as with a TCA peel.