Chemical Peels

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Chemical Peel treatments renew the appearance of your skin by gently removing damaged superficial layers of the skin with the application of an acidic solution to the skin for a short period of time.* Treatments can be used to improve sun-damage, irregular pigmentation, wrinkles and scarring leaving you feeling more confident about your appearance.*

  • What to Expect
  • How it Works
  • Patient Experience
  • FAQs

What to Expect

Results of your Chemical Peel treatments including smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin should be noticeable immediately, and will gradually improve over time.* Chemical Peel treatments improve fine lines, correct subtle skin pigmentation irregularities caused by sun damage and soften acne and acne scars.*

 

How Does it Work?

Chemical Peels are a method of resurfacing the skin by inducing a controlled epidermal/dermal injury to the skin.*  Chemical Peels are most commonly performed on the face but have also been used on all other parts of the body. There are many active ingredients that can be used, including alpha-hydroxy-acids like glycolic and lactic acid. Beta-hydroxy/salicylic acid, and a combination of salicylic acid, resorcinol, lactic acid, and trichloroacetic acid 10-20%.

Patient Experience

Chemical Peel usually takes 15-30 minutes.* Depending on your skin health, multiple treatments at regular intervals may be recommended for best results. The extent of redness and peeling would depend upon the concentration of the peel.*

FAQs

What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Chemical Peels?

If you are concerned about skin texture and would like to unlock your skin’s underlying vibrancy by treating acne, comedones or simply to improve dull or rough skin, and you are seeking immediate results with minimal downtime, Chemical Peels may be for you.*

Are Chemical Peels safe?

Chemical Peels are very safe as they are minimally-invasive procedures that have been widely used for many years.* Treatments may be performed on any skin type.* Resorcinol containing peels are not advised during pregnancy.*Chemical Peels are only administrated by our Family Nurse Practitioner.

Are Chemical Peel treatments painful?

Most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure itself.* You may feel an acute stinging sensation for up to 30 seconds when the Chemical Peel is first applied and is most intense.* A thorough discussion of treatment expectations will be completed at your consultation.

What is the recovery time I should expect?

The procedure is minimally-invasive and the downtime you will experience depends upon peel depth and strength.* With a superficial peel, redness usually subsides in minutes to hours.* A thorough discussion of treatment expectations will be completed at your consultation.

How can I improve and maintain results?

Following your scheduled treatment regimen, it may be recommended to do maintenance treatments periodically.* Longevity of results will improve if you use recommended skin care products including sunscreens, avoid tanning beds, and avoid other activities that will damage your skin like smoking.*

SkinMedica Chemical Peels Offered At Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery:

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SkinMedica® Peels:

Illuminize Peel®

Appropriate for mild skin imperfections as determined by our providers, this peel helps brighten the overall appearance of skin with minimal downtime. Vibrant, radiant-looking skin after 1 peel.

Vitalize Peel®

Appropriate for mild to moderate skin imperfections as determined by our providers, this peel smoothes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. Noticeable results after just 1 peel, typically more compelling results after 3 to 6 peels.

Rejuvenize Peel®

Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by our providers, this peel smoothes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. Noticeable results after just 1 peel, typically more compelling results after 3 to 6 peels.

Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on an initial level of skin damage and selected treatment. Results are cumulative and optimal benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

* Results and patient experience may vary.