Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel refers to a procedure that uses chemical means (as opposed to laser or mechanical means) to resurface deep layers of the skin to restore a healthier, more youthful, and even texture to the skin of the face, eyes, neck, chest and hands. The resurfacing removes fine lines and greatly diminish deeper ones by removing the top, and damaged, layers of skin that contain hyperpigmentation and fine lines. There are a variety of chemicals (mostly acid compounds) and varying strengths that the surgeon can utilize dependent upon your particular skin needs. Due to the intensity of the procedure, a sedation is commonly given to the patient to tolerate the procedure without discomfort.

Chemical Peels are commonly performed in conjunction with face lift, eye lid, and brow lift procedures.

Recovery time varies with the intensity of the chemical peel session and the extent of results needed. Recovery may take 10 to 14 days for the initial healing, followed by a prolonged period of pink skin that may last up to 3 to 6 months in people. Make-up may be worn after the first week or two. The skin will need to be diligently treated for a period before and after the resurfacing to help obtain the best results possible.

Pre-treating the skin prior to resurfacing is critical in obtaining the best results possible. We provide our patients with the skin care products they will need to prepare their skin for optimal results as well as the products needed to maintain their youthful results after the procedure has been performed.

Do you have questions regarding this procedure? Please feel free to email your questions to us at info@sbaesthetics.md .