Chemical Peels

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Chemical peels have been a pillar of facial rejuvenation since its inception. Patients’ enthusiasm for the effects of peels has grown tremendously over the last 20 years, as has the general public’s interest in acquiring a youthful appearance by rehabilitating photoaged skin. Advertising has further heightened the public’s interest for cosmetic agents, over the counter chemicals, and treatment programs that have entered the general market of products meant to rejuvenate skin and erase the marks of sun damage and age. Skilled physicians must be able to analyze the patient’s skin type and the degree of photoaging, and prescribe the correct facial rejuvenation procedure.

Erase the Marks of Sun Damage and Age

Chemical peeling involves the application of a chemical exfoliant to wound the epidermis and dermis for the removal of brown spots, superficial lesions, and to improve the texture of skin. Various acidic and basic chemical agents are used to produce the varying effects of light to medium to deep chemical peels through differences in their ability to destroy skin. The level of penetration, destruction and inflammation determines the level of peeling. Light superficial peels stimulate epidermal growth through the removal of the stratum corneum without necrosis.

A Youthful Appearance

Through exfoliation, it thickens the epidermis with qualitative regenerative changes. Full superficial chemical peels destroy the epidermis and thus induce the regeneration of new epidermis. Medium-depth peels further destroy the epidermis and induce inflammation within the papillary dermis. At Surgical Dermatology Group, Dr. Harmon has extensive training and experience with a wide variety of chemical peels and has tools capable of solving problems that may be mild, moderate or severe.

Before and after a chemical peel. Individual results may vary.
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