Drexel Dermatology provides chemical peels to improve the condition, texture, and coloration of the skin. Chemical peels are also used by Drexel dermatologists to treat severe cases of acne.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling. They are a minimally invasive treatment for improving skin irregularities, texture, or discoloration and treating acne.
The Chemical Peel Procedure
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution (such as salicylic and glycolic acid), is applied by a Drexel Dermatology specialist to freshly cleaned skin to remove the damaged outer skin layers. It is then washed off and neutralized. The chemical peel process usually takes less than an hour. In most cases, a patient will need a series of chemical peels for maximum improvement.
Side Effects of Chemical Peels
Side effects can include a slight stinging sensation during or after treatment, peeling, and redness. In extreme cases, the patient may require medication to lessen the pain.