What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is helpful for wrinkles, light acne scarring, and irregular pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to chemical peels.
Types of Chemical Peels:
There are several types of chemical peels:
- Light peels to remove superficial wrinkles
- Medium peels to remove moderately deep wrinkles
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, a small applicator is used to apply a chemical solution to an area of the face. Excess solution is removed, and the procedure is repeated on other areas.
The amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin. Significant improvement of damaged skin can be achieved, producing dramatic results.