Chemical Peeling


Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.


•  Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
•  Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
•  Improve the appearance of mild scars
•  Treat certain types of acne
•  Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
•  Improve the look and feel of skin

Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.