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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

A medicated peel uses a chemical solution to remove layers of skin, revealing the more youthful skin underneath. Medicated peels can reduce or improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne, scars, uneven skin coloring and other skin imperfections. Different chemicals determine the depth of your peel and type of skin condition treated.

A chemical peel, also known as chemexfoliation or dermapeeling, uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin.

In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which causes trauma or injury to your skin’s layers. The skin layers eventually peel off revealing more youthful skin. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even color and is brighter in complexion.


Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve your appearance by improving the tone and texture of your skin.

Chemical peels are most commonly performed on your face, neck or hands. They can help reduce or improve:

1. Fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth and wrinkling caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors.

2. Certain types of acne

3.Mild scarring.

4. Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, uneven skin coloring.

5. Precancerous scaly spots called actinic keratosis

6. Rough skin, scaly patches, dull complexion.

Superficial Peels – Mildest type of peel that can be used on all skin types.
Medium Peels – These peels penetrate deeper layers of the skin.
Deep Peels – These peels are used only for the face and penetrate into the deeper skin layers.

The best results are usually seen after two weeks. The peel can be repeated every 2 – 5 weeks depending upon the treatment plan given by your doctor.

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