Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are several types of chemical peels. RaymondMD Aesthetics offers trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic, salicylic, and fruit enzyme. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures for additional improvement to skin.
Chemical Peel Procedure
During a chemical peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation. Petroleum jelly or a waterproof adhesive tape may be put on the skin.
Side Effects of Chemical Peels
A chemical peel can result in tingling or throbbing, reddened skin, a crust or scab, and significant swelling that lasts, depending on the strength of the peel used, about a week. After a chemical peel, it is essential that the skin be protected from the sun.