Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove a layer of skin, allowing the skin to grow back smoother than before and with reduced imperfections, leaving you with a younger, fresher appearance.

There are several types of chemical peels available, including:

  • Light chemical peel: These chemical peels are used to improve dry skin, acne and uneven pigmentation.
  • Medium chemical peel: This type of chemical peel is most often used to treat uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and acne scars.
  • Deep chemical peel: Deep chemical peels are used to smooth deeper wrinkles and remove major blotching, usually caused by aging or extensive sun exposure.

The type of chemical peel being received will determine the specific aspects of the procedure. Below is a general protocol of a chemical peel procedure.

  • Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and if necessary, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the targeted area.
  • The chemical peel solution will then be applied. Patients can expect to feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation as the peel is being applied.
  • Once the peel solution has set on the skin for the prescribed amount of time, it is washed off with water.
  • A soothing ointment will then be applied.

Doctor Reece will provide you with aftercare instructions and prescribe a mild pain reliever for any discomfort following the procedure. Multiple chemical peels may be necessary depending on the strength of the peel received and your skin condition.