Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery
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1260 116th Ave NE, Ste 110, Bellevue, WA 98004

What Is A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a chemical solution applied to the skin formulated to penetrate to various depth to remove outer layers of skin. Damaged skin is thus sloughed, allowing new skin of improved texture to replace the blemished layer. Peels come in varied strengths for different intensities of treatment. The type of chemical, the time it is left on the skin and the number of application coats, all determine the depth of the treatment. The deeper the peel’s penetration, the more conspicuous the effect, but the longer the recovery and greater the discomfort.