chemical peelChemical peels work to improve the look of  skin that has been damaged, typically due to sun exposure or aging. This treatment involves a chemical solution being applied to skin, which then peels off the old skin. The new skin is less wrinkled and has a smoother appearance than the skin that has been peeled off.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important things to know about chemical peels:

  1. Chemical peels should be performed by a professional. Performing an at-home chemical peel can be dangerous, especially if you are not familiar with the chemicals being used! This is usually done as an outpatient procedure, so no overnight stay is necessary. The process begins with the professional doing the peel applying chemicals, such as salicylic acid, to targeted areas of the face. This creates “blistering” on the skin, which allows old skin to peel off and the new skin to form.
  2. Chemical peels have many functions. Chemical peels are used to treat many skin issues, including treating wrinkles caused by sun damage, improving the appearance of fine lines under the eyes, eliminating the appearance of mild scars, and treating certain forms of acne. Once a chemical peel is complete, the skin looks healthier, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
  3. Chemical peels may not be ideal for everyone. Generally speaking, chemical peels are best for patients with fair skin. However, patients with darker skin tones may also have good results from the treatment. Those who have severe wrinkles and sagging skin, however, should consider other procedures, such as a facelift.
  4. Chemical peels are safe. Chemical peels are a safe, non-invasive method of improving skin’s look and feel. There are not many risks associated with the treatment, although some patients may experience temporary or permanent skin discoloration following a chemical peel. Fortunately, the risk for scarring is minimal, and if scarring does result, it can be easily treated. Ask your doctor if chemical peels are right for you!

Chemical Peels in Grosse Pointe

To learn more about chemical peels or any cosmetic dermatology treatment we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are located in Grosse Pointe, and you can book an appointment at 313.886.2600. We look forward to hearing from you!