What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are the solutions that cause controlled damage to the skin at required depth resulting in peeling. This technique improves skin texture & tone-enhancing appearance and, for many, self-confidence.
Our doctor has the experience and training to know which chemical peel will benefit you most – a light, medium or deep approach. A chemical peel can be applied on your:
Types of Chemical Peels:
- AHA-Glycolic, Lactic
- Retinoic Acid Peel
- Phenol Peel
- Special Peels-Pumpkin Peel, Acetic Acid Peel, Party Peel
Conditions Treated with Chemical Peels
Learn more about the conditions we treat with chemical peels:
Rosacea is a common condition known for facial redness – but it can spread elsewhere, too, and cause other problems.
Sun exposure can cause red or brown spots like freckles, which can be removed with our treatments.
We can fix uneven skin texture, a condition tied to aging and marked by roughness, bumpiness, dryness and dull appearance.
Uneven tone may occur when your skin has spots or patches with a different colour or shade.
Wrinkles and crow’s feet are a normal part of aging, but we offer proven ways to turn back the clock.
How Chemical Peels Work
- During a peel, a particular chemical solution is safely applied to your skin, causing a controlled shedding of damaged cells. That exposes a new layer of skin, which is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more evenly coloured.
- May require pre-treatment with Retin-A or AHA creams
- Acts as an anesthetic, so extra pain relief is not usually required – though we can use sedation beforehand or afterwards to help you relax
- Might require 2-6 or more peels over several months to achieve the desired result (mild TCA peels may be repeated more frequently)
- In general, peel patients should avoid sun exposure for several months.
Side effects of a chemical peel can include:
- Hyper pigmentation (avoidable with strong sunblock)
- Flaking skin
Most of these side effects are transient