What Are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel (also known as a derma peel or chemexfoliation) is a minimally invasive way to revitalize your skin. A carefully selected chemical formulation will be applied to your skin to remove the damaged outer layers, revealing the soft, supple, even skin beneath. We offer a variety of chemical peels, including the Blue Peel, which utilizes Trichloracetic Acid and a Blue Ionic Base to allow the doctor to control the level of penetration. Please select a chemical peel in the menu below to view an educational animation about the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
The benefits of a chemical peel can depend on the strength you and the doctor have selected. In general, the benefits include:
- Reduced fine lines or wrinkles
- Reduced acne scarring
- Reduced age spots and liver spots
- Reduced/removed hyperpigmentation
- Correction of sun damaged skin
- Reduction of existing acne
- Reduction of the appearance of freckles
- Removal of rough patches on the skin
- Even skin tone and texture
Am I a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels may not be suitable for patients with facial warts, a history of scarring or abnormal pigmentation, or patients of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent. If you have had certain acne treatments within the past 12 months, a chemical peel may not be right for you. Dr. Nukta will discuss these factors with you further at your consultation.
What Are the Potential Risks and Side Effects of Chemical Peels?
Risks and side effects include possible development of skin color change (this risk may be exacerbated by the use of birth control pills or pregnancy), reactivation of pre-existing cold sores, infection, hyperpigmentation (which can be avoided with the use of sunscreen), redness, scarring, discomfort, and white spots.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
Chemical peels are $120 per peel. Most patients will receive maximum benefit from a series of 4-6 peels spaced two weeks apart.
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