At Tomorrow’s Wellness Center, we offer a variety of medical grade chemical peels that have a combination of a lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, resorcinol, and retinol acid. A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation or skin resurfacing procedure that makes the texture of your skin smoother and gives you even skin tone by removing the top layers of dead skin. Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin that promotes the growth of new skin with an improved appearance.
Chemical peels can:
- Make rough skin softer and smoother.
- Decrease acne and blemish breakouts.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improve hyperpigmentation and sun damage (photo aging), evening out skin tone.
- Diminish the appearance of superficial scars, such as acne scars
Many different chemical peels are used including Belladerm, Obagi, and Modified “Jessener” solutions. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury to the skin. There are two layers of the skin; the outer layer is called the epidermis. Superficial peels can help improve conditions such as acne, mild photo aging, and discoloration. Deeper peels (TCA and phenol peels) produce injury within the dermis and can reverse moderate-to-severe photo aging and wrinkles. In general, the deeper peels offer the most dramatic results, but require longer recovery periods and carry a higher risk of complications. After evaluating your skin condition and concerns, we will discuss the best chemical peel choice for your skin. Some peels can cause mild redness, crusting, and stinging for a few days after our procedure, but no downtime is necessary. After a few days, your skin will look fresh, smooth, and younger. Chemical peels have a proven safety record. However, chemical peels are not for everyone. For example, people who are in poor general health should not get peels. In addition, active infections and certain medications (i.e. Isotretinoin (Accutane)) may preclude the use of certain type of chemical peels, especially medium and deep. Sometimes, people with abnormal scarring, certain skin diseases, or recent surgeries should not have chemical peel.