The cost of a peel depends on the type of peel and the number of treatments involved.
All peels involve certain risks which are more severe and longer lasting the deeper the peel: Redness Peeling, crusting Color change, either hyper or hypopigmentation Scarring Infection (especially for people with history of herpes simplex infection) Failure to achieve desired result Allergic reaction to the chemical Deeper peels with phenol can result in the loss… Read More
The experience and recovery after a chemical peel depends on the type of peel. Light chemical peels usually leave the person with pink skin which may sting and with temporary peeling. Regular social and work activities may be resumed immediately with cover-up make up applied to camouflage any redness. The skin should be cleaned daily… Read More
Light chemical peel: The skin is first thoroughly cleaned, the chemical is then carefully applied across the treatment area with a small brush or gauze. After application, the peeling agent is left on the skin for several minutes, then neutralized and washed off. The sting which can be felt during the procedure is relieved by… Read More
First you and the doctor will decide on the type of chemical people you want depending on the desired effects, your skin type and length of recovery. There may be a small “test spot” of chemical peel placed to see how you respond to the chemical. In some cases, pre-treatment with tretinoin (Retin A) is… Read More
Light chemicalpeels generally do not require anesthetic. Cool air decreases any stinging sensation felt during application and penetration of the chemical. Patients are comfortable after the treatment and do not require analgesia post-procedure. Medium peelswith their greater penetration to tackle deeper wrinkles, generally require more pain relief. Oral medication before treatment along with cooling during… Read More
Chemical peels can be divided into light, medium and deep peels. Light chemical peels affect only the most superficial layer of skin and can be used on all skin types. A mild acid such as glycolic acid is most often used. Combinations of alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids such as lactic acid, salicylic… Read More
Individuals with darkly pigmented skin, Afro-Caribbean or Asian skin, are at risk of uneven pigmentation or loss of pigmentation after chemical peel. Persons with a history of abnormal skin scarring should be cautious. Peels should not be done in an area of an active herpes simplex infection or if acne treatment with isotretinoin has recently… Read More
Individuals with many conditions benefit from peel treatment: Sun damaged skin Acne scars Superficial scars Skin discoloration Age spots Fine lines and wrinkles Rough, scaly skin patches Peels will, however, not improve deep wrinkles or blood vessels
Although peels are mainly used on the face, they can be applied to the neck, hands or chest or other areas that may benefit from exfoliation and improved texture.