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What You Need to Know About Chemical Peels

Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or even scarred.
If you want to look smoother and younger, you might want to consider a chemical peel treatment, which involves varying chemical solutions to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers, boosting cell regeneration.
I recommend the fall and winter seasons to treat the skin with chemical peels. It is the perfect time of year since you are at less risk of being in the sun, as well as to treat the damage the summer has caused.
A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be use on the neck, décolletage, and hands. I recommend chemical peel treatments to those who have acne, acne scarring, fine lines, pigmentation issues, and rough scaly patches.
I also feel that it is very beneficial for those who don’t exfoliate as part of their home regimen and haven’t begun to use medical grade skin care products yet. These patients need to “break the surface” in order for further products and treatments to penetrate for best results.
Chemical peels work by varying chemical solutions being carefully applied to your skin which remove damaged outer layers. Peels vary in depth and use varying chemical solutions based on the conditions being treated.
Our lightest peel treatment is for mild skin imperfections and removes just the outer layer of skin (epidermis) in a light exfoliation.
Our medium peel treatment is for mild-moderate skin imperfections and will remove skin cells from both the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and upper part of the middle layer of skin (dermis).
Our deep peel treatments range on two different levels and are for moderate-severe skin imperfections. The deepest Obagi Blue Peel, will penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of skin, is often suggested to pre-treat with retina-a, and is done with a local and sometimes even a general anesthetic.
Now that you know what a chemical peel can do, it is important to understand what they cannot treat, such as deep facial lines, sagging skin, broken capillaries, and removal of deep scars. If you’re thinking about a peel, I welcome you to have a complimentary skin analysis to know if a chemical peel is the right treatment for you and if so what type of peel treatment is best.


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