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Light Chemical Peel – Medium Chemical Peel – Deep Chemical Peel
A chemical peel improves the tone and texture of the skin by applying a chemical solution that causes the damaged outer layers to exfoliate and peel away, revealing a more youthful and healthy appearance. It is primarily used on the face, but it may also be used on the neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
Who Is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
An ideal candidate for a chemical peel is a light-haired, fair skinned, healthy, non-smoker who wishes to treat one or more of the following issues:
Who Is Not a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
For the best results, candidates with the following conditions should not have a chemical peel:
Intended Results of Named Procedure
By removing damaged outer layers of skin, the appearance of the skin becomes fresh with an improved tone and texture, reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven or unwanted pigmentation.
Procedure Description for Named Procedure
Healing and Recovery for Named Procedure
Depending on the strength of the chemical peel, recovery may simply involve redness and avoiding exposure to direct sunlight for a few days (light) to weeks of dressing and topical treatments before normal activities may resume (deep).
Options for Named Procedure
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Reviewed by J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and skincare in Lafayette, Louisiana.