Chemical skin peeling is a procedure that involves applying chemical solutions to the surface of the skin to remove or 'peel' different layers to reveal the new, smoother, less wrinkled skin beneath. It offers patients brighter, clearer skin – and in many cases, a more youthful appearance. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, its strength and how long it is left on the skin. Can be used for improvement of uneven skin texture, age spots, blemishes, scars or acne and can often reduce freckles as well.
The chemical peels used at Michael Medispa remove only the most outer layers of the skin. Most common forms of acid used to prompt skin benefits, include trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid and phenol. The new skin revealed following treatment is more sensitive to the sun for a period of time. It is important to keep applying sunscreen to the treated area until it has fully healed. There is also some evidence that by removing the top layer of sun-damaged skin, it may also reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?
If you have experienced changes to the texture of your skin, brown patches, age spots, uneven skin pigmentation, freckles, wrinkles or blemishes than you may be a suitable candidate. Although an initial consultation will be required to determine this.
Who is not a suitable candidate for a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are not suited for people who have excessive exposure to the sun or are naturally dark skinned.
Can any part of the body be treated by chemical peels?
Chemical peels can be used to treat many body parts but the most effective and safest surface to treat is the face.
Are there different types of peels and how are they classified?
There are 3 different types of peels that are classified according to how deep they penetrate into the skin layer, namely 'superficial(light) peel, medium (depth) peel and deep peeling peel'.
What are the benefits of a chemical peel?
A chemical peel will leave the appearance of the skin with a uniform coloration and youthful texture.