A chemical peel is a treatment that uses different chemical solutions to help remove the upper layers of damaged skin, revealing new skin and stimulating the body's natural production of collagen for continued improvement. Chemical peels can be used on the face, back, chest, neck and hands. Peels can vary from mild to deep, depending on the formulation used and the amount of time the solution is left on your skin. Different peel depths are used to treat different conditions.
Chemical peels can be used to treat:
acne scars and other scars
irregular pigmentation including freckles
roughness and other textural problems
fine lines and wrinkles
After cleaning your skin, a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce any discomfort. The chemical solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific period of time based on your needs and whether you're having a mild, moderate or deep peel. You may feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation while the solution is on your skin. Once the time limit is reached, the peel is neutralized and rinsed away with water. Depending on the depth of your peel, a soothing ointment may be applied to reduce discomfort and protect your skin. Dr. Dele-Michael will provide you with complete instructions on how to care for your skin to protect it while new skin forms.
Immediately after your treatment, your skin will be red and possibly swollen. A few days later, your skin will start to peel and flake. You'll need to apply moisturizer and sunscreen as directed. In most cases, you'll be able to resume your regular activities immediately following your peel. Dr. Dele-Michael will let you know when it's OK to wear makeup.
We accept all major insurance plans. Fianancing is available. If you have any questions, please contact our office. We are happy to assist!