A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers and allowing smoother, younger-looking skin to grow back in its place. In a chemical peel, a mild acid, such as alpha hydroxyl acid, causes a “controlled injury” to the surface skin cells so that they will peel off and new cells will replace the old cells. Because chemical peels clean your pores on a deeper level, the chances of a breakout are reduced greatly. Skin cells that were damaged by the sun, discolored, or part of a scar a gradually peeled away revealing a more beautiful, even complexion.
Chemical peels are performed by highly trained staff who will discuss your individual needs with you during a consultation, The process then takes about an hour. Full results will be seen in 2 to 3 weeks, but most patients leave already feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and noticing a healthy glow to their skin. Some patients may experience redness and slightly swollen skin, but this subsides in 1 to 2 weeks. During this two-week time frame, dead skin cells will continue flaking off leaving bright and beautiful new skin!