chemical peels santa barbaraA chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is a minimally invasive procedure to improve the appearance of your skin. It is one of the least invasive methods of smoothing the look and texture of skin on the face, neck and hands. As we get older, the signs of sun damage and aging begin to take their toll on how our skin looks. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers to reveal the untouched healthier skin underneath. There are different strengths of chemical peel available and Dr. Lowenstein will discuss your options with you and whether chemical peel is an option for you. Some of the more popular peels performed by Dr. Lowenstein include: The Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy peels, Jessner’s peel, TCA peel and phenol peel. The chemicals used in the peels could be salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other ingredients depending on the depth of the peel and desired results. The downtime, discomfort and results will vary depending on which peel is used. Some of the conditions that can see great results with a chemical peel are: acne and acne scars, age spots and freckles, fine lines and wrinkles, rough and scaly skin, scars, irregular skin pigmentation and more.

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