The Facts About Peels
Chemical peels are used to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating your body to shed the superficial dull skin layers and bring the younger, healthier skin to the surface. The peel can be designed to remove dark spots, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and treat acne.
Glycolic acid and retinoic acid peels promote cell turnover in the skin and give the skin a youthful glow. Salicylic acid peels are used to treat acne breakouts and decrease the inflammation associated with pimples. Tri-chloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are used to treat sun damaged skin, even skin color and tone and reduce acne scarring. The intensity of the peels can be adjusted on an individual basis. The treatments are performed in the office in approximately 20 minutes to an hour. The skin will peel or slough over 3 – 5 days. All of the peels enhance the effectiveness of skin care products. For the best results, the peels should be repeated every 6 -12 weeks