Chemical Peels

“Chemical peel" is a general classification for a number of chemical treatments used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Typically during a chemical peel nothing actually "peels" off.  

 

A chemical solution is applied to the skin, and works by dissolving the upper layers of the skin and as the tissue is dissolved, a wound is created on the skin which stimulates the body’s healing response, causing new tissue to emerge.  The depth and strength of the ’peel’ varies based upon the strength of the chemicals used and the length of time the solution is applied.

 

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels--or, at least, the main ingredients in them--have been popular for removing dead cells on the surface of the skin (smoothing and rejuvenating the skin).

 

Trichloracetic acid (TCA) peel is considered a medium depth peel. It reaches slightly deeper into the skin and produces a stronger result.

 

We offer several different peels to meet the needs of each individual skin type.