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Chemical Peels

Interested in restoring and rejuvenating your skin’s surface? Why not look into chemical peels! Chemical peels are used to create a uniform and controlled shedding of several layers of the skin. Depending on the nature and depth of the peel, a significant number of layers can be exfoliated. This in turn allows new cell growth to be exposed, creating a vibrant, fresh appearance. Chemical peels can effectively enhance your appearance by minimizing blotchy and uneven pigment, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, freckling, age spots, sun-damaged skin, and acne scars in a short amount of time.

Chemical peels generally are classified as superficial, medium, and deep Peels. Superficial peels usually are used to improve the texture of sun-damaged skin and even out skin tone. The recovery is generally rapid and usually involves minor flaking. There is typically no downtime, and you can resume most activities right away. Medium peels target the epidermis and upper dermis and cause the skin to slough within a week. Following the treatment, the skin has a red appearance alongside mild swelling. Within a day or two, the skin will turn brown and then the peeling process will begin. With deep peels, the most dramatic results can be achieved. Deep peels generally are used to treat wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and, in some cases, pre-cancerous lesions. The skin following the treatment will be red and is usually accompanied by swelling. A brown crust may form just prior to peeling. Several layers of skin will peel over a period of 1–2 weeks. The skin will temporarily have the color and sensation of a sunburn, which will eventually fade to your normal skin color.

Your skin type and the goals that you would like to achieve with your skin help determine the strength and type of peel that would be most appropriate. Men and women both want youthful, healthy skin, and peels are a fantastic way to help achieve this. Peels are not limited to the face either! They can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and legs. In order to achieve the ideal results, a series of 3–6 treatments generally is recommended.

For the month of August, schedule your consultation with Dr. Levine to discover which type of chemical peel would be best for your needs and lifestyle and receive 10% off your treatment.

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