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Chemical Peel Procedures

Chemical peels provide a method of skin resurfacing.  This term is used frequently in aesthetic medicine, but it is important to realize that not all peels are the same.

What type of peels do you offer?

The most common peel we perform is using tricholroacetic (TCA) acid of various strengths.  We also utilize lighter peels such as Jessner’s and Glycolic Acid peels.

What is the benefit of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are designed to cause shedding of the superficial layers of skin.  This is commonly performed to treat brown spots, general skintone unevenness, fine lines, and poor skin texture.

What is the downtime for a chemical peel?

Downtime for chemical peels varies depending on the depth of the peel.  Some peels have almost no downtime, while others require healing between 7-10 days.

Are chemical peels performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures or as stand-alone procedures?

Chemical Peels are commonly performed with other surgeries such as facelifts and eyelid surgery, but they can also be performed as stand-alone procedures.

What type of anesthesia is required for chemical peels?

Because peels are often performed with other surgery, most patients are already receiving anesthesia.  However, depending on the depth of the peel, the procedure can be performed without any sedation.