Chemical Peels
Procedure: Improve the appearance of facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation by using chemical agents.
Length: 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
Anesthesia:Topical anesthetic and local Novocaine.
In/Outpatient:  In Office Procedure, outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary tingling and pain. Swelling, soreness, bruising, redness  and crusting of the skin.Lightening of treated skin. Acute sensitivity to sun; loss of ability to make pigment (tan).
Possible Risks: Hyperpigmentation, Scarring, Skin sensitivity changes, damage to Deeper structures, Allergic reactions to the chemical solution.
Recovery: Back to work: 1-2 weeks depending on the depth of the peel and chemical used. . More strenuous activity: 2 or more. Fading of redness and hyperpigmentation 3 months to 2 years.
Duration of Results: Permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin ages

What type of peels are there?

For Superficial peels please refer to Peels without downtime.

What skin disorders to Chemical Peels help?

  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Photodamage
  • Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation-
  • Fine wrinkles  and Deep wrinkles
  • Sun Spots

A What types of Chemicals are used in Peels?

trichloroacetic acid,phenol, resorcinol, and salicylic acid

What concentrations of Peels are used by Doctors ?

  • Consumers 10% or less
  • Aesthetician 20%-30%
  • Doctors        50%-70%

How does a Chemical Peel work?

Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. Although chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with a facelift, it is not a substitute for such surgery, nor will it prevent or slow the aging process. This brochure provides basic information about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. It won’t answer all your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Once you and Dr. M. Patel or Dr. J. Patel have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for me?

Deciding if chemical peel is right for you Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons — to enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. Most peels are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.

Please contact us if you would like to know if you are a candidate for a deep chemical peel.