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November 5, 2018

Peels FAQ

What are the different types of chemical peels?
There are three types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to strong — alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHA’s )and tricholoroacetic acid (TCA)

What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are techniques that employ chemical treatments to produce improved appearance of the face. Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin which promotes growth of new skin with improved appearance. Many different chemicals are used for chemical peels and include lactic acid, maelic acid, citric acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and salicylic acid. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury of the skin.

How many chemical peels should I have and how often is it recommended?
Many individuals find the most effective program is a series of 6 peels performed weekly or bi weekly depending on the skin condition being treated, followed by monthly maintenance peel gives optimal results. Our therapists also use enzyme treatments to boost the effectiveness of the peel.

What are the types of peels?
There are three main types of peels: the light peels using alpha and bets hydroxyacids, which are naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods; the medium peels using trichloroacetic acid; and the deep peels using stronger chemicals. Light peels are used to treat acne, dry skin, liver spots, wrinkles, decrease pore size and improving skin texture. Light peels are usually done in a series of six to eight peels, with each peel spaced one to two weeks apart.

What are the limitations of chemical peels?
Even if chemical peels remove most of the lines and can smooth the face, it cannot remove loose or sagging skin. Also, chemical peeling cannot remove deep scars, a grafting, elevation or resurfacing procedure may be needed to handle these concerns. Although be advised that while a chemical peeling cannot change pore size or remove broken blood vessels on the face, it can improve the appearance of such conditions.

What are the benefits of Chemical Peels?
Our chemical peels will help to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, which is crucial in obtaining a more youthful, healthy complexion. As we age, the top layer of our skin becomes damaged, causing it to look dull and weathered. Exfoliating the skin with a treatment such as a chemical peel will help to slough away the damaged skin cells, increase cellular turnover, and create a more even toned and smooth skin.

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