What’s a Chemical Peel and Do You Need One?

As you age, it’s quite normal for blemishes, bumps and discoloration to develop on your face, but this doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. If you’re keen to rid yourself of wrinkles, sun damage, uneven pigmentation or other blemishes, a chemical peel administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon’s clinic could be an excellent way to go about it. Of course, before you decide to go ahead with a chemical peel, or any other cosmetic procedure, you’ll need to know what’s actually involved.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

During a chemical peel, your board-certified plastic surgeon’s clinic will use a combination of plant and sugar acids to remove dead skin cells, revealing the newer skin beneath and a more even, blemish-free complexion.  [pullquote]There’s more than one type of chemical peel and the most appropriate option for you will be identified during your initial consultation.[/pullquote]

Can I Benefit from a Chemical Peel?

If you’ve found yourself nodding along to the list of imperfections a chemical peel can tackle, you may well benefit from one. Chemical peels vary in terms of strength and targeted imperfections, ranging from the gentle lactic acid peel, which can boost hydration while smoothing wrinkles and fading blemishes, to TCA peels, designed to combat stubborn pigmentation which the other, surface-level peels cannot remove.

By working with a Certified Advanced Aesthetician at a board-certified plastic surgeon’s practice, you can be certain that you will be recommended for the most suitable level of chemical peel, targeting the imperfections that are most troublesome for you.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401