About Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is designed to peel away the old or damaged layer of skin so it can regenerate. After application of the peel, the skin is softer and more refined, resulting in a more youthful looking appearance. Also known as chemexfoliation, chemical peels provide a noninvasive way to enhance one’s facial appearance. While chemical peels are often used for smoothing the face, they also are recommended for improving the skin on the neck and hands as well. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, is proud to offer different variations of chemical peels to his Phoenix, AZ patients to help address their specific skin concerns. We invite our patients who are in need of skin rejuvenation to schedule a consultation at G. Robert Meger, M.D. P.C.
The best candidates for chemical peels:
- Are concerned about their skin tone or complexion
- Have fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or uneven texture
- Desire long-term results
- Desire fresher, healthier skin
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels may take the form of phenol peels (for deep skin conditioning), retinoic peels (which remove irregular pigmentation and lessen the appearance of scars), and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels, which are recommended for patients with darker skin tones. Superficial peels include beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) peels and alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) peels. AHA peels are designed for treating deep wrinkles while BHA peels are primarily used for patients suffering from acne.
Chemical Peel Reviews
What to Expect
Before any chemical peel, the skin will be assessed to determine the exact skin concerns and the most appropriate type of peel. The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped prior to the peel. The length of treatment depends on the type of peel administered. Afterwards, the patient will need to follow a skincare routine to protect the skin and enhance the effects of the peel. Additional treatments may be scheduled for maximum results.
Chemical peels used to treat fine wrinkles or acne generally require about 4 treatments within a span of a couple of months. Medium peels, such as retinoic peels, require about 2 office visits while deep peels call for only 1 appointment. Light peels generally last up to a month while medium peels last about a year. Deep peels provide results that last about 2 years.
Peel Away Your Skin Problems
Skin problems can be peeled away with a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. The peels are effective in clearing up a number of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles or tone and texture issues, to leave you with better, clearer, more rejuvenated skin. Call our office to schedule a consultation and learn how a chemical peel could benefit you.