When our patients schedule a chemical peel, one of their first questions is “What is a chemical peel?”

A chemical peel is the use of a chemical solution in order to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, possibly remove pre-cancerous skin growths, and soften acne or treat the scars caused by acne. There are numerous different types and strengths of peels that can be used determine by your needs and wants. We usually tell our patients who are interested in chemical peels to “baby” their faces for a few weeks after chemical peels as your face may be sensitive to the sun.

If you wonder what is a chemical peel and would like to schedule an appointment, we encourage you contact our plastic surgery center and schedule a consult.