A chemical peel is a treatment for the skin that tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
Chemical peels work by causing a controlled thermal injury (peel) to the skin layers. The skin peels and new skin cells grow and lay down new collagen that tightens the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels consist of varying concentrations of acids depending on the depth of peel required.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery Chemical peels are performed for the following reasons:
- As an adjunct to a facelift
- To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- To minimize the appearance of superficial blemishes
- To refresh the surface of the skin