Types of Chemical Peels
There are various types and strengths of chemical peels. Dr. Laufer customizes the treatment for each patient, depending on the skin condition being treated. For example, there is a general “freshening” peel, a peel to improve fine lines and wrinkles, a peel to reduce excess pigmentation, and a peel to improve acne.
What To Expect After Treatment
Treatment is painless, with only a brief feeling of mild to moderate warmth. Skin reaction after treatment depends on the strength of the chemical peel. Mild to moderate redness may occur immediately after treatment. After a few days, mild to moderate flaking of the skin may occur. A good sunscreen and moisturizer is required for a few days after treatment, and sun exposure should be minimized.
Chemical Peel Treatment
A series of chemical peels can be done to freshen the skin, to reduce signs of aging and sun damage, to reduce hyperpigmentation, and to improve acne. Maintenance peels can then be done on a regular basis to continue the improvement. In addition, a chemical peel can be used in combination with many other aesthetic treatments, such as Vibradermabrasion, Botox and injectable fillers.