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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels may help the following skin disorders:  Hyperkeratosis, Photo Damage, Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Deeper Wrinkles, and Sun Spots. The chemicals commonly used in peels are Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Phenol, Resorcinol, and Salicylic Acid. Concentrations of peels vary and are used by different types of providers. Aestheticians use 10-30% and Physicians use 40-70% depending on the severity of the skin condition being treated. Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Although a chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with a face lift, it is not a substitute for such surgery, nor will it prevent or slow the aging process.

What Concentrations of Peels are Used by Doctors?

Consumers: 10% or Less

Aesthetician: 20-30%

Doctors: 50-70%

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Although chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with a face lift, it is not a substitute for such surgery, nor will it prevent or slow the aging process.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Chemical peels are most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons — to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. A chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. Most peels are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance. Once you and Dr. M. Patel or Dr. J. Patel have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

To learn more about this service, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website for more information.