Chemical peels use a solution to improve and smooth the texture of facial skin by removing
its damaged outer layers. Skin type and color, ethnic background, and age are important factors to be discussed
prior to surgery. Dr. Edween works together with industry skin experts who bring over 25 years of experience
to your treatment. Recovery time, depending on the nature of the chemical is from one to four weeks.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs)
such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids produce light peels. These peels are used to improve the texture of skin
and can aid in controlling acne. Often times various concentrations in facial products are used as part of a daily
skin care regimen to improve the skin's texture and produce a healthy glow.
Trichlorocetic acid (TCA) a medium-depth peel, used to
address fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems. Varying strengths and the amount of
time the acid remains in contact with the skin will determine just how deep the peel goes. The changes will
result in a smoother texture, and fresher looking skin.
Phenol is the strongest and produces a deep peel.
It is used to treat deep facial wrinkles, damaged skin from sun exposure or pre-cancerous growths. This peel
may lighten your skin color and mandates that you use sun protection with a sunblock. The results are long
lasting and dramatic.