During your consultation, your doctor will discuss chemical peel options and determine which one is right for you. Options include:
- A light chemical peel: uses alphahydroxy acid to treat only the outer layer of skin (epidermis)
- A medium chemical peel: uses tricloroacetic acid to treat deeper layers of skin (dermis)
Your provider will adjust the formula for your skin, apply it to the area you want to treat, let it soak in and then wipe it off. If you’re having a medium peel, you may be given a mild pain reliever. Depending on the type of peel you choose, the effects can last from a few weeks to several years.
The brands we use at Aurora include Beta Lift, GlyDerm, Glytone by Enerpeel® and VitalizePeel.