What is it?
Chemical peels are non-surgical skin care treatments designed to enhance skin texture and promote clear-looking skin. A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to peel away the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. These face peels can remove dead or damaged skin cells from the surface of your skin to encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and blemishes, while also stimulating the production of subsurface collagen fibers to enhance skin elasticity and firmness.
Different facial peels are available to achieve a wide range of results. Patients can opt for lighter peels to achieve modest improvements in skin texture, while deeper chemical peels can achieve substantial results.
BLUE RADIANCE PEEL 5%: In-office facial chemical peel procedures performed by professionally trained specialists to help reveal younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time.
TCA 15% PEEL: This 15% TCA Peel is a powerful and effective tool for resurfacing your damaged skin to yield the skin you are looking for and deserve.
TCA 35% PEEL: This 35% TCA Peel gives a deep peeling that can effectively reduce fine lines underneath the eyes and around the mouth. These peels can also help in reducing the development of any new fine lines, acne scaring, and/or wrinkles as well as other signs of skin aging. Skin peels are also known to remove any “pre-cancerous” skin spots on the skin helping to greatly reduce skin cancer.
A chemical peel can cause various side effects, including:
Redness. Normal healing from a chemical peel involves redness of the treated skin. After a medium or deep chemical peel, redness might last for several months.
Scarring. Rarely, a chemical peel can cause scarring — typically on the lower part of the face. Antibiotics and steroid medications can be used to soften the appearance of these scars.
Changes in skin color. A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel. Changes in skin color are more common in people who have darker skin and can be permanent.
Infection. A chemical peel can cause a flare-up of the herpes virus — the virus that causes cold sores. Rarely, a chemical peel can lead to a bacterial or fungal infection.
Heart, kidney or liver damage. A deep chemical peel uses carbolic acid (phenol), which can damage the heart muscle and cause the heart to beat irregularly. Phenol can also harm the kidneys and liver. To limit exposure to phenol, a deep chemical peel is done in portions at 10- to 20-minute intervals.