In order to rejuvenate the skin and remove imperfections, a chemical peel involves the application of chemicals such as beta hydroxy acids and alpha hydroxy acids onto the skin of a target area. These chemicals are in liquid or paste form. Each has a specific effect tailored to meet the patient’s needs.
Light chemical peels, for example, use less intense acids such as lactic acid in order to be gentler and remove shallow lines. Stronger peels depend on stronger chemicals to reach lower in the skin layers and erase imperfections at their roots.
Doctors may choose to use a single chemical or a combination. To find out more about the details of chemical peel procedures, speak with Dr. R. Lee Steely. Dr. Steely, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will evaluate your skin and, based on the diagnosis, recommend a type of peel for you. Contact us to set up a consultation.