A chemical peel is a specialized cosmetic dermatology treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin. During the process, your doctor gently cleanses your skin and applies a chemical or combination of chemicals which exfoliate the skin and eventually peel off. Once a chemical peel is removed, new skin is able to generate for a healthier, smoother, younger-looking appearance. Patients find that after the chemical peel their skin is visibly less wrinkled and their complexion is brighter. Although chemical peels are usually performed on the face, they may also be used on the hands, neck, and chest.
Chemical peels are a minimally invasive and a safe way to experience rejuvenated skin without surgery. These treatments may be used to improve the effects of acne, age spots, discoloration, dull complexion, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, rough skin, and sun-damaged skin. The results generally include a brighter complexion, less lines and wrinkles, more even skin tone, and smoother, softer skin.
At the practice of Dr. T. Joseph Raoof, patients are able to choose from a selection of chemical peels, such as:
Glycolic peel: glycolic acid used to exfoliate skin, this peel evens skin tone, reduces acne, smoothes skin, and reduces wrinkles
AHA peel: one of the milder peels, alpha hydroxyl acid smooths and rejuvenates skin by removing dead skin cells found on the surface layer
Salicylic peel: made from salicylic acid, this peel is ideal for those with oily skin or acne. It gently burns away the first layer of skin to unclog pores and allow new skin to grow
Jessner peel: a light cosmetic peel made from a combination of cosmetic solutions, it is used on all skin types to lighten hyperpigmentation, treat sun damage, and improve acne
TCA peel: a medium peel made from trichloroacetic acid, this treatment boosts the production of collagen and elastin, leading to younger, healthier-looking skin
No matter what your skin type, you may benefit from the outstanding results provided by chemical peels. Call the office for more information today.
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