A Chemical Peel is an exfoliation and resurfacing treatment that gently removes your skin’s outermost layers. The goal is to rid your skin of the dead, unhealthy cells that populate your skin’s surface to allow smooth, dynamic cells to replace them. If you’re looking to treat Sun/Age/Brown spots, fine lines, unwanted freckles, or other skin imperfections in a safe and effective way, chemical peels may be right for you.
Chemical Peels are used on the face, neck, and décolletage to remove layers of the skin and reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and other blemishes. Chemical peels work well in a series and are often combined with other treatments and additional skin care products to enhance the results. Chemical Peels are safe enough to be used as your monthly skin maintenance because they have been formulated to produce a more even skin tone and improve skin texture to give you the healthy, glowing skin you deserve.
Dr. Melanie L. Adams provides a variety of chemical peels for you to choose from, ranging from glycolic acid to salicylic acid to mandelic acid to azelaic acid to the Perfect Peel. Before treatment begins, you will review each of the Peels and their potential benefits with Dr. Adams, and then you both will select the peel that will allow you to achieve your skincare goals while keeping you as comfortable as possible.
“Will the Chemical Peel cause my skin to peel?”
It is common to notice shedding of the skin within 1-2 days of treatment, which may last up to 5 days. We recommend scheduling chemical peels around your work schedule if you are concerned about the recovery process.
When will I see results from my chemical peel?
Results from peels that involve shedding of the skin are commonly noticed about one week after treatment.
Are there any other side effects I should know about?
The most common side effects include redness, peeling, swelling, and itching. Rarely, chemical peels can cause acne that is under the skin’s surface to emerge, thus ridding the pore of acne.