A chemical skin peel involves stimulating production of new skin cells and collagen through controlled injury to the skin.
Also Known As:
- Skin resurfacing
- Skin rejuvenation
- Chemical peel
- Skin peel
- Anti-aging facial
- Plastic surgery
Conditions Treated with a Chemical Skin Peel:
A chemical skin peel is utilized in cases of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scars, skin blemishes and precancerous skin growths.
Anti-aging skincare products may be used as non-surgical alternatives to the procedure. Surgical alternatives to a chemical skin peel include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, injection therapy, thread lift, face lift and laser skin resurfacing.
Anesthesia with a Chemical Skin Peel:
A chemical skin peel may be performed with sedation.
Potential Complications from a Chemical Skin Peel:
Possible risks following a chemical skin peel include stinging, redness, swelling, scarring, itching, flaking skin and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Recovery from a Chemical Skin Peel:
Total recovery following a chemical skin peel is one day to two weeks.