Natural Exfoliation and Facial Rejuvenation through Chemical Peels

A number of chemical agents are available to remove a variable amount of the skin surface to allow the regeneration of newer, more youthful skin. Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium, or deep, depending on the strength of the chemical used.

The lightest peels are commonly done with glycolic or amino acid preparations, naturally occurring fruit acids found in sugar cane; we also use lactic and salicylic acids. Light facial peels loosen the bond between the top layers of dead skin cells. This enhances the body's natural exfoliation process, removing old dead cells and unblocking clogged oil pores. Superficial blemishes caused by excess pigment (such as freckles) are removed as is dry, rough, flaky, "weathered" skin. Oil pores are cleansed, fine lines and wrinkles are softened, and age spots, freckles, and other pigmentation problems are lightened. The skin looks fresher, less tired and more youthful and you can return almost immediately to work and social activities.

Fine wrinkles, crow's feet, and crepe-paper skin are sometimes treated with a deeper chemical peel. Stronger chemical solutions penetrate deeper into the skin, removing more of the epidermis. Unlike light peels, medium or deep chemical peels have a longer recovery period. For some patients, however, the benefits are significantly greater. Usually, light-skinned individuals respond better to deep peels than do those with darker skin. Dark-skinned individuals may be good candidates for light peels, however.

A series of chemical peels will leave your skin glowing and you feeling refreshed! Contact Dr. Morrow's staff to schedule your treatment!