- Chemical Peels
- Chemical peels for the face
- Chemical peels for the body
- Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?
- Who is not a candidate for a chemical peel?
- Safety and side effects of chemical peels
- What to expect before a chemical peel?
- How are chemical peels applied?
- Chemical peels vs Microdermabrasion and Laser treatments
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel, medically referred to as chemexfoliation, is a controlled technique whereby a chemical solution is applied to the area of treatment and accelerates exfoliation resulting in the damaged outer layers of skin peeling off.
This process stimulates new skin and collagen growth with more evenly distributed melanin and is used to improve the overall appearance of the skin on the face, neck and hands.
The goal is to stimulate new skin growth which will boost and improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Superficial issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scarring should also improve.
Some clinics offer chemical peels as ‘spot treatments’ for areas other than the face to treat crepey skin and even stretchmarks.
In this article we’ll explore the various types of chemical peels, the conditions they treat, what they involve and the results you can realistically expect to achieve.