Chemical Peels

Overview

If the skin on your face is mottled, scarred or wrinkled, a chemical peel can help rejuvenate it. Chemical peels remove layers of facial skin that have been damaged by the sun, aging or acne to reveal a younger, smoother complexion. It’s a nonsurgical process, sometimes called chemexfoliation or derma peeling. 

Chemical peels won’t erase deep lines, sagging skin, broken capillaries, large pores or severe scars, but they can reduce:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Brown spots, also called age spots and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough or scaly skin
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Services & Treatment

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.

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