What is a chemical peel?

The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin.A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. The acid used can be determined with a skin analysis to customize the peel for your specific needs.

How long do chemical peels take?

Most peels are performed in less than one hour, depending on size of the area being treated.

What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?

The state of your skin after a peel depends on what kind of peel you had. The superficial peels have limited effects, the medium and deeper peels may cause some redness.

How many peels will I need?

The superficial peels are usually done several times over the course of several months. The deeper peels usually only need to be performed once or twice to achieve the desired effect. Regardless of the technique, you will likely need repeat treatments in the future. You and your nurse or aesthetician will decide what is best for you.