Whether your concern is fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, textural changes, pore size, acne, or pigmentation, AURAE MD will customize a therapeutic peel just for you.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Salicylic acid peels are an excellent treatment for acne with very little downtime or discomfort.
Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Chemicals peels can sting slightly or feel hot, but do not cause a great deal of pain. The gentlest peels use alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic or fruit acids and are very gentle.
Trichloroacetic acids are used for stronger peelings. They remove wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems. These types of treatments sting more than those with the gentler acids. After the treatment there may be redness and mild swelling, but the use of creams and gels will reduce these effects.
All peels require some follow-up care:
Sun exposure must be avoided after a chemical peel because it can cause unwanted side effects.