Chemical peels remove the upper layers of skin to help reduce or eliminate fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles as well as some mild scarring. Peels can also be used to help treat blemishes and sun-damaged skin and to remove pre-cancerous lesions. Following a peel, you can expect healthier-looking, glowing skin as the fresh lower layers of skin are revealed.
Most peels take about a half hour to perform. The exact time your peel requires will depend on the strength of the peel you choose.
The number of peels you need to achieve the results you want depends on the conditions you're treating and the type of peel you choose. Stronger peels produce more significant results with just one peel. With a very mild peel, many people choose to have the procedure repeated every couple of months for a continually refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.
Chemical peels are ideal for most patients with mild to moderate signs of aging like wrinkles or mild to moderate acne scarring. If you have more significant scarring or advanced signs of aging, the doctor can talk to you about other options that may provide better results for you. Although chemical peels can be used on most skin tones and types, the best results are usually seen with patients with fair skin and light hair; darker skin types have a higher risk of developing an uneven skin tone after treatment. You should also tell your doctor if you have a history of recurrent cold sores or any problems with healing.
We accept most major insurance plans, as well as entertainment insurers, DGA (Director's Guild of America) and AFTRA Health Fund.
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