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Chemical Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back can be smoother and more revitalized. With a light or medium peel, you may need to undergo the procedure more than once to get the desired results.

Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures such as needling or dermaplaning. Peel can be done at different depths, from light to deep. The deeper the peel, the more time it takes for the skin to heal. Taking precaution by avoiding direct sunlight before and after your appointment is crucial. With the proper pre and post care, peels are a great way to revitalize the skin and aid with skin maintenance. Depending on which peel is used, how many layers are applied, and skin sensitivity, peels can be performed every 3-6 weeks.
In addition to treating the face, peels can be applied to the neck and décolleté.

Things to Consider Before a Chemical Peel

Botox and Fillers
Please wait at least two weeks after Botox and four weeks after filler injections to schedule your chemical peel appointment.

Accutane and Other Drugs and Supplements
Accutane is one of the most common acne medications on the market. Unfortunately, its active ingredient, isotretinoin is a retinoid. If you currently take this medication, ask your primary care physician if you can stop taking it and ask about an alternative that will not affect your chemical peel treatment. You should not take Accutane within six months of starting treatment.

You should also avoid other medications, such as most other topical acne medications that include retinoids. Furthermore, do not take oral vitamin A1 (retinol) supplements.

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