Chemical Skin Peels are skin-resurfacing procedures where a chemical solution is meticulously applied to the face to remove the top, damaged, outer layers of skin, boost collagen production, accelerate skin-cell turnover, and reveal glowing, youthful, baby-like skin rejuvenation.
Chemical peels can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin quality, tone, and texture, treat acne and other blemishes, reduce the appearance of scars (such as acne scars), and treat growths, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation — revitalizing the skin to reveal a healthy, brightened, radiant, youthful complexion underneath.
Chemical peels infuse the skin with specific chemical ingredients that gently remove damaged skin cells from the skin’s surface layer, while speeding up skin-cell turnover — signaling underlying smoother, healthy skin cells to multiply and move to the surface. As specific lasers are not appropriate for all skin tones or skin conditions (such as melasma), chemical peels provide an alternative, effective skin-resurfacing treatment for certain patients.
Dr. Hamilton tailors the formula and strength of the chemical peel used, according to the skin type, condition, and goals of each patient. For example, TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peels are available in several concentrations of TCA acid to provide light, medium, and deep skin resurfacing. These different formulas cause peels to perform at different depths to target specific areas of concern (such as deeper wrinkles or scars) while stimulating new growth of skin cells.
A deep chemical peel triggers skin-cell turnover at a deeper level, which causes a longer recovery period than a light or medium peel. However, once the old skin cells have sloughed off showing the underlying layer of brand-new skin cells, one can clearly see that a deep peel provides more dramatic skin-resurfacing results — creating a comparatively brighter, smoother, and more youthful appearance.
Chemical peels can be done alone or combined with other aesthetic procedures (such as dermal fillers or facelift surgery) for further refinement and rejuvenation.