Chemical Peels

The cumulative effects of sun exposure, pollutants, and scarring can damage skin, making us look older. We offer several types of chemical peels that provide smoother, clearer skin. Chemical peels can also be used to treat melasma, a skin condition characterized by irregularly shaped brown patches commonly found on the face and neck.

The chemical peels available at our office can restore a more youthful appearance to wrinkled, unevenly pigmented, sun-damaged, and blotchy skin. Chemical peels performed in conjunction with a facelift or other facial plastic surgery can enhance the results of those surgical procedures; however, a chemical peel is not a solution for deep scars or sagging skin.

We recommend one of three types of chemical peels based on the specific level of treatment you need or desire.

Light chemical peels include glycolic, lactic, and fruit acid peels that improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, diminish fine lines, and balance out skin pigmentation. Because these types of chemical peels are the mildest available, they can be repeated on a regular basis to achieve the desired results with as little down time as possible.

Medium depth chemical peels use trichloroacetic acids (TCA) to treat surface wrinkles, moderate sun damage, and uneven pigment changes. Medium depth chemical peels require about a week of recovery time before patients can resume using makeup. We provide patients with a complete recovery consultation that outlines how to best take care of their skin after treatment.

Deep chemical peels (phenol peels), go to the deepest level of the skin to treat coarse wrinkles and blotchiness and deep vertical lip lines. Because it can cause permanent lightening of the skin, this type of chemical peel is not recommended for those with dark skin tones. Deep chemical peels are performed under mild sedation at Wilmington Surgcare. Phenol peels require two weeks of healing. During that time, you will have a treatment regimen specially formulated for optimal healing.

Call DermOne for a free consultation to discuss your skin resurfacing needs (910) 762-1070.