What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and more even in color. It's a gentle treatment that requires minimal downtime, making it a preferred choice for those seeking a noticeable improvement in skin quality, firmness, and appearance.

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What can chemical peels address?

Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, making chemical peels an excellent option for those seeking to rejuvenate their skin's appearance.

Treatment of hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and age spots, can be effectively treated with a chemical peel. Removing the outer layer of skin helps to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even skin tone.

Reduction of sun damage

Sun damage can cause discoloration and premature skin aging. Chemical peels can reduce discoloration caused by sun damage, giving your skin a healthier and more youthful appearance.

Improvement in acne and acne scars

Chemical peels can treat certain types of acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. They achieve this by deeply exfoliating the skin, unclogging pores, and removing dead skin cells that can lead to breakouts.

Evening out skin tone

By exfoliating the top layers of skin, chemical peels can help to even out skin tone, reducing patches of discoloration and giving a more balanced, healthy look to your skin.

Reducing fine lines and wrinkles

Chemical peels can stimulate new skin growth and improve surface texture and appearance. This process helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a fresher, more youthful look.

Minimizing pores

Chemical peels can also minimize the size of your pores, helping to keep your skin free of inflammation and minimizing breakouts.

Stimulating new collagen and healthy skin cell growth

Chemical peels stimulate new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion.

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Types of chemical peels

Our chemical peels in West Palm Beach come in different types, each designed to address specific skin concerns and accommodate different skin types. Here are the main types of chemical peels:

  • Superficial peel: This type of peel uses a mild alpha or beta hydroxy acid to penetrate only the outermost layer of skin. It gently exfoliates to treat mild skin discoloration and rough skin. This peel is quick, and recovery time is minimal.
  • Medium peel: A medium peel penetrates both the outer and middle layers of skin, removing damaged skin cells. It uses glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to treat age spots, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration. It can also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Expect a slightly longer recovery period with this type of peel.
  • Deep peel: The most intense of all chemical peels, a deep peel penetrates the middle layer of your skin to remove damaged skin cells. It uses trichloroacetic acid or phenol to treat moderate lines, age spots, freckles, and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance, but this type of peel requires a more extended recovery period, performed less frequently.
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Who is a candidate?

Candidates for chemical peels wish to improve their skin's appearance without invasive surgery. Those with light to moderate skin damage, early signs of aging, or acne scars are ideal candidates. However, a consultation with our team is necessary to ensure this treatment is right for you.

Why choose us?

Choosing Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Institute for your chemical peel treatment means choosing safety, excellence, and a personalized patient experience. We provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care with a commitment to safety, excellent results, and happy patients. We offer a boutique concierge practice that prioritizes the patient experience.

From the moment you walk through our doors, we provide personalized care tailored to your unique skin needs and cosmetic goals. We believe in taking the time to understand each patient's skin type and lifestyle before recommending a chemical peel or any other treatment.

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