A medical grade chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the skin by removing the top layers of dead skin. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sun damage and acne scars, and make rough skin smoother. Some chemical peels even stimulate the generation of new skin cells during the process of healing.
How is It Performed?
Chemical peels use several types of acid, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid. Different formulations are available and treat specific issues. The chemicals are applied directly to the face (or other area being treated) using a brush, swab, or other applicator. The length of the procedure will vary, but usually lasts about 5 minutes. After the prescribed amount of time, the chemicals are neutralized and therapeutic moisturizer is applied.
Benefits of Medical Grade Peels
- Performed on an outpatient basis.
- Requires little down time.
- Anesthesia not required for most.
- Skin looks smooth and refreshed just a few days after peel.
- Removes dead skin, revealing more youthful skin.
- Smooths rough skin.
- Reduces appearance of sun damage, scars, and hyperpigmentation