If the surface layers of your skin are damaged, wrinkled or have discoloration, or even if you have pre-cancerous skin growths or acne facial scars, a chemical peel procedure performed by our experienced staff may be the right choice for you.
Depending on the severity of your skin issues, your skin type, your availability and your desired outcome, we'll discuss using one of three chemical solutions:
- Phenol – our strongest compound, providing the deepest peels. This is available only for the face. We'll need to determine if your skin color and tone is right for this level of treatment, as it can sometimes cause the treated area to have a lighter shade. You'll need some recovery time for this peel, due to intense facial swelling.
- Trichloroacetic acid – best for peels of a medium depth, this takes care of finer wrinkles and blemishes. There is a minimum recovery time from a trichloroacetic acid peel. You'll see your new, healthier skin in about a week.
- Alphahydroxy acid – this is our lightest and most popular chemical peel, as it requires no recovery time. This treatment needs to be done more frequently to achieve the same results as the stronger peels. Typically, the results are apparent after a day of some flaking or redness of the skin.
There is no anesthesia required, and the entire procedure takes no more than 15 minutes for the alphahydroxy and the tricholoracetic peels, and a little over an hour for the phenol peel.