Chemical peels

What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peel is a medical treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off.
The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

When is a chemical peel used?
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, improve the appearance of mild scars, treat certain types of acne, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills and improve the look and feel of skin.
Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.
In our clinic we use glycolic acid peels and TCA peels.
Chemical peels can be combined with other anti-aging procedures (microdermabrasion, botox, hyaluronic acid fillers, mesotherapy, non ablative laser skin rejuvenation) for better and long lasting improvement of the skin.

How is a chemical peel done?
First your skin is thoroughly cleaned. Then a chemical solution is applied and let to take its action for several minutes. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.
During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.
Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging.

How long does the treatment take?
15 minutes.

What to expect after the chemical peel?
A reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you're after.
You'll need to avoid the sun and tanning beds after a chemical peel since your new skin will be sensitive to UV rays.
You may resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Who shouldn't get a chemical peel?
People with active herpes, burns, patients who are on isotretinoin therapy or have taken isotretinoin within 6 months and people prone to hypertrophic scars are not candidates for a chemical peel.

What are the unwanted side effects?
Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent color change in the skin after a chemical peel. Taking birth control pills, subsequent pregnancy, or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may make that more likely.
There is a low risk of scarring in certain areas of the face. Some people may be more likely to scar. If scarring does happen, it can usually be treated with good results.
For people with a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small risk of reactivating cold sores.


Chemical peels are ideal for improving tone and texture of the skin. Make an appointment