A chemical peel is a noninvasive technique to improve the condition of the skin. A topical solution causes upper layers to flake or peels off, revealing new skin that is softer, smoother, and more evenly pigmented. In the care of the aesthetic professionals at Associates in Dermatology (Lorain, Middleburg Heights, and Westlake, OH), chemical peels can be a pampering lunch break treat, or bring significant transformation.
Many skin peeling formulations
Superficial peels refresh skin with a gentle chemical exfoliation from naturally derived acids. Many patients schedule this type of peel weekly or monthly to manage mild discoloration and improve rough skin texture. There is no downtime, and you may wear makeup right away.
A glycolic acid peel removes damaged cells from middle layers of skin. Since the concentration of active ingredients is adjusted to your skin type and enhancement goals, recovery time varies. Medium peels are appropriate for the face, neck, chest, and hands.
A trichloroacetic acid peel creates a more dramatic change in the appearance of the skin but requires several weeks of social downtime. Deep peeling is only done on the face, and just once.
At Associates in Dermatology, we use SkinMedica, Neucutis, and other lines of medical grade peels to provide tailored solutions.
Conditions treated with chemical peels in Westlake, OH
Skin peels can be a good choice:
- To reduce fine lines
- As wrinkles treatment
- To reduce age spots, freckles, dark patches, and other pigmentation irregularities
- To improve skin quality
Light to medium face peels for acne are formulated to decrease active breakouts. Medium and deeper peels help to smooth acne scarring and fade associated redness.
Chemical peels are also used to treat actinic keratosis, a type of precancerous skin lesion.
What to expect
Skin is cleansed and the peel formulation is applied. You may feel some tingling, stinging, or warmth, but we use special techniques to ensure your comfort. The clinician monitors your progress carefully, removing the peel at the optimal time. Serums or moisturizers are applied. Depending on the type of peel, the skin may be pink or slightly swollen. With a medium peel, brown spots darken, then flake off as the skin peels in about a week. Regardless of the type of peel you have, daily sun protection is a must.
Schedule a consultation to learn more about chemical peels – Associates in Dermatology – (440) 482-8323.