Chemical peels improve the appearance of aging skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. During the procedure, patients may experience a burning sensation lasting five to 10 minutes. Cold compresses may be applied to lessen the pain. Pain medication may be required for deeper peels.
Why choose chemical peels for aging skin
Chemical peel procedures typically are used on the face, neck and hands. Fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for the procedure. Chemical peels can be used to treat:
- Fine lines around the mouth and under the eyes
- Mild scarring
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- The overall look and feel of skin