Chemical peels are a common cosmetic procedure used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars, treat acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and more. During a chemical peel treatment, an acid-based solution is applied to the skin, causing the top layer to “peel” off.
The fresh, new skin underneath is typically smoother and younger-looking. The face, neck, and hands are ideal for chemical peel treatments. Hear from our patients about why they chose to come to Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery for a chemical peel and what a wonderful experience they had.
During your consultation, you will be given a thorough evaluation to determine your skin type (the ideal candidate has fair skin and light hair), areas of concern, and depth of treatment. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to your chemical peel treatment.
There are three types of chemical peels:
During your chemical peel, it is normal to feel a stinging sensation. Stronger peelings may sting more than a light peeling. Redness, swelling, and irritation may occur. You may be given or prescribed lotion, cream, or medication to make you more comfortable as you heal.
It is important that sun exposure is temporarily avoided after any chemical peel, although the period of time can vary due to your skin type, healing process, and the type of chemical peel treatment. We will provide you with detailed instructions to guide you throughout every step of the way.
If you’re interested in learning about the wonderful benefits of a chemical peel, please contact one of our offices. We will be happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you.
We work closely with The Facial Center to provide a range of cosmetic services, including Chemical Peels, JUVÉDERM®, facelifts, and so much more! Call us or visit The Facial Center’s website to learn more.