What are Chemical Peels?
Wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation and sun damage are all conditions that affect the appearance of our skin. Oiliness, large pores, and dull complexions are other common problems. These chronic conditions can be improved with Chemical Peels. Chemical peeling is a non-surgical outpatient procedure in which an acid solution is applied to the skin. The acid removes the damaged outermost layers of skin to stimulate cell growth and reveal fresh, new skin with a smoother tone and texture. The face is most commonly treated, but this method can be used on other body parts including the neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Superficial and medium-depth peels treat problems such as blotchiness, acne or blackheads do not require anesthesia or sedation and are sometimes performed by trained nurses or aestheticians. Peels are often administered in a series to achieve the desired result. Chemical peels can treat a range of skin problems. Your physician will review your medical history, age, skin type, pigmentation, and consider your desired result to determine the best course of treatment for you. Recovery after a chemical peel varies depending on the depth of the peel. For superficial or minor peels, there is no recovery time. Any redness will disappear within a few hours. For medium-depth peels, redness resolves within a few days followed by a few days of skin flaking. Using a variety of peels including Jessners, TCA and VI peels, your physician at Z-ROC Dermatology will tailor a treatment regimen specifically to your needs.
For your Chemical Peels treatment consultation, our physicians at Z-ROC Dermatology will gladly discuss which treatment options would be best suited to fit your needs.