Chemical Peels


What Is In A Chemical Peel?

The specific chemical that is used for your skin condition may vary, and depending on the pre-treatment, concentration, or type of chemical, different levels of depth can be obtained.  The most commonly used chemicals and chemical enhancers in our office include trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid, Jessner’s solution, salicylic acid, and mandelic acid.

What Are Differences Between Facials And Chemical Peels?

Facials frequently use a “secret” blend of ingredients that are applied, combined with physical manipulation of the skin in the form of massages, exfoliations and/or extractions. This may allow for more uncertainty and trauma to the skin, while being unable to pinpoint the exact culprit if an adverse reaction were to occur.

Chemical Peels Performed In A Dermatologist’s Office

Chemical peels performed in a dermatologist’s office is an exact concentration of a certain chemical or chemicals that are tailored for your skin condition, such as melasma, acne, or pre-cancers. Chemical peels are more predictable and because no physical manipulation is performed, is less likely to result in pitted scarring. Though 1 treatment is rarely enough to attain the desired outcome, a dermatologist will slowly titrate your treatment appropriately.

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