Applying acid solution removes the top layers and allows smoother regenerated skin to emerge. Chemical peels, which can be used alone or in combination with other skin resurfacing, can be effective on fine wrinkles caused by sun damage, superficial skin color changes such as age spots and signs of premature aging such as the fine lines around the eyes. Chemical peels can be used alone or in combination with other skin resurfacing techniques.
Chemical peels offered at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery range from mild “lunch hour peels” performed in our Medical Spa to moderate TCA (trichloroacetic acid peels) to deep phenol peels performed in the surgical suite. Details on each of these peels are outlined at the skin resurfacing section of our website.