A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that removes old or damaged skin to help you look younger.
During a chemical peel, your provider at Cumberland Dermatology carefully applies a chemical solution to your skin. After the solution sits for 10-15 minutes, it causes your top layer of skin to peel off, revealing smoother and more youthful skin underneath.
At Cumberland Dermatology, the team uses chemical peels to treat various skin-related issues, including:
You might also benefit from a chemical peel if you have melasma, a condition that causes dark patches to form on your skin during pregnancy.
The team at Cumberland Dermatology offers several types of chemical peels, including:
The team might recommend a light chemical peel if you have mild wrinkles or fine lines. A light chemical peel only removes the top layer of your skin. Because the chemical solution is mild, there’s no downtime or recovery period.
The team might recommend a medium chemical peel if you have age spots, acne scars, or moderate wrinkles. A medium peel removes several layers of skin, giving your face a fresh and wrinkle-free appearance.
If you have deep scars or very noticeable wrinkles, the team at Cumberland Dermatology might recommend a deep chemical peel. Often, deep chemical peels require a pre-treatment period of at least two months. After treatment, it’s important to take some time off and get plenty of rest while your skin heals.
Recovery after a chemical peel varies depending on the type of chemical peel you had. Regardless, it’s normal to experience sunburn-like symptoms in the days after treatment, including stinging, swelling, itching, and flaking.
To ensure the recovery process goes smoothly, follow your provider’s instructions. Take your medication as prescribed and attend each of your checkups. The team might also ask you to limit exposure to sunlight or avoid wearing makeup for several days or weeks.
To learn more about the benefits of a chemical peel, make an appointment at Cumberland Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.