- Reduce fine lines around the mouth and eyes
- Treat wrinkles caused by the sun, aging and hereditary factors
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring
- Treat certain types of acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)
- Improve the look and fell of skin that is dull in texture and color.
Chemical Peels do not treat bulges, sags and more severe wrinkles. There are other facial rejuvenation treatments to target these complaints.
There are some questions you should ask your physician or aesthetician before choosing a chemical peel.
- Are the desired results I described realistic?
- Where is the peel performed and how long will it take?
- In my case, which technique and peel are appropriate?
- How much do chemical peels cost, and if I need multiples, is there a package rate available?
- What is your level of experience concerning chemical peels?
- What level of discomfort will I generally experience during the procedure?
- What should I expect post-operatively?
You cannot have a chemical peel if you suffer from vitiligo, lupus and other autoimmune disorders, if you have had chemo/radiation in the past year, if you have used accutane in the past year, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Though the benefits of chemical peels are easily described, a picture is worth a thousand words: