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Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are solutions applied on the skin to remove the damaged outer layers of skin on the face and body. It removes blemishes, improves scars, and smoothen skin texture to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are three types of chemical peels, superficial peels, medium depth peel and deep peels, ranging from mild to strong and the formula strengths are tailored to each patient.

Superficial Peels

Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs are examples of superficial peels. They are the mildest of the three types of chemical peel. It often called the "lunchtime peel" because the peeling is minimal that it is barely noticeable. They consist of a group of glycolic, lactic and fruit acids that smooth and brighten skin by treating fine wrinkles, dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. AHAs are typically applied once a week. The treatment takes 10 minutes or less.

Medium Depth Peels

TCAs are commonly used for medium-depth peeling to treat fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problem. TCAs are the preferred chemical solution for darker-skinned patients and may be used on the neck and other areas of the body. The treatment take 10-15 minutes. Compared to AHA's, TCA peel produces visible peeling that may last for 2 to 3 days. For the body, peeling may last for a week.

Deep Peels

Phenols are chemicals used in deep resurfacing. They are applied only on the face. They penetrate into deeper layers of the dermis. A deep peel of this nature would be prescribed to help reverse long-term sun damage, pronounced pigment changes, precancerous lesions and other growths, or to combat severe wrinkles. Because this type of procedure may bleach the skin, it is not recommended for people with darker skin types.

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