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Cosmetic Dermatology

Chemical Peel

Do you have stubborn brown splotches, sun damage, or fine lines that won’t go away despite your best efforts? If so, a chemical peel may be the answer. Many of my patients are scared of peels (maybe because of how Samantha looked in an episode of “Sex and the City.”) and they tell me that they’d prefer to have a laser treatment instead. However, for many patients a peel can be safer and more effective.


Here’s what you need to know about chemical peels:


What is a chemical peel? This is a procedure that uses a variety of solutions to remove skin that’s discolored, wrinkled, sun damage, or scarred. Read more...


What are the different types of peels? I use several different medical-grade solutions in my office. Read more...


What’s it like to get a chemical peel? After we decide what solution to use, I may recommend prepping your skin with a pre-peel routine. Read more...


What can I expect after the peel? Glycolic and LHA peels may leave your skin slightly pink for a day or two. Read more...


How often do I need to peel? This depends on your skin and what we’re treating. Read more...


 
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