A chemical peel (also referred to as a light chemical peel or deep chemical peel) is a treatment that aims to improve the color and texture of the skin while evening out the upper layers to provide a more youthful appearance. Chemical peels can be performed at varying levels into the skin depending on the needs of the patient. The treatment targets sun-damaged and otherwise unevenly pigmented skin.
At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, we use the consultation process to determine the exact depth of treatment our Centennial chemical peel patients need to achieve the best, most thorough result possible.
Candidates for Chemical Peels
- Patients with sun-damaged or wrinkled skin on their face
- Patients with visible blotches of pigment
- Patients seeking removal of their scars, brown spots or general skin discolorations
About Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a popular treatment because they can be performed a variety of ways to meet the needs of a diverse set of patients. Additionally, no anesthesia or any type of sedation is needed and minor to moderate chemical peels require a very brief recovery process. Deeper chemical peels, while requiring an aftercare regime, can provide long-lasting improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles on the face.
How Chemical Peels are Performed
A chemical peel is performed using a chemical solution that is applied to the entire face or specific areas of skin that require treatment. The solution can be applied gently or massaged into the skin using a soft applicator such as a sponge. During application, the patient may feel a tingling sensation. The solution remains on the skin for a specific amount of time, determined by the skin’s reaction to the solution.
After the solution is removed or “neutralized”, petroleum jelly may be applied to the treated area for up to two days to protect the exposed tissue. This is usually only required for deeper chemical peels. Most chemical peels require no recovery or downtime.
At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, we strive to provide the best possible results for our Centennial chemical peel patients with the least invasive treatment available.