Chemical peels have become a common cosmetic procedure available not only from your dermatologist, but also as a spa treatment. Although easy to obtain actual treatment in our local area, it is the quality of such treatment that is of the greatest importance to results. Across our two locations for AboutSkin Dermatology, our physicians have the precise expertise as well as a large portfolio of highly regarded products to successfully address a number of skin concerns.

A chemical peel may be based on a substance such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid, a derivative of the sugar cane, or it may incorporate innovative products and state-of-the-art technology. Whatever the foundation, a chemical peel is designed to eliminate dead skin cells and encourage the accelerated growth of fresh new cells for an improved appearance. Our physicians have taken part in multiple clinical trials over the course of several years, and as such have in-depth knowledge of the most suitable approach based on each patient’s specific needs.

Some of the skin conditions we are able to address through the process of a chemical peel include:

  • Acne
  • Scar tissue
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation

After a chemical peel, which may be light, medium, or higher in strength, the skin takes on a fresh, smooth appearance, with a reduction in wrinkles and more even skin tone. Peels that are of lighter strength may be received every 2-4 weeks for optimal results. Stronger peels are only recommended once a year, with lighter maintenance peels in between to encourage collagen production and lessen the appearance of spots and lines.

Across our practice, we have administered hundreds of chemical peels with great success, so you can feel confident knowing that your AboutSkin dermatologist will make accurate recommendations based on your needs and skin type. Depending on the type of peel received, you may be able to return to regular activities right away, or may require a few days to allow the skin to undergo its natural process. Your dermatologist will advise you on the specifics of your chosen chemical peel so that you are well aware of what to expect from your individualized treatment.

For more information on chemical peels and our specific expertise in this area, contact AboutSkin Dermatology for your consultation.