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Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels and what are they used for in plastic surgery?

Chemical peels have been used for many years to create softer, smoother skin and to reduce wrinkling, breakouts, hyperpigmentation and acne scars.

A chemical peel basically uses a chemical agent to “wound” the skin in a controlled manner. This controlled wound may be superficial or deep, depending on the agent being used and the application process. As the “wound” heals, collagen reorganization and remodeling occurs, giving the skin a softer, smoother appearance. 

Chemical peels may be used to treat:

  • acne and acne scarring
  • pigmentation changes
  • coarse, rough textured skin
  • fine lines and wrinkles

Are chemical peels effective?

Yes! While different conditions require different chemical agents and depths of peels, treatments can be tailored to your specific concerns and allowable downtime to help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals. It is important to have your specific condition evaluated by a physician specifically trained in chemical peels. With many agents available, selecting the appropriate peeling agent for your condition is of vital importance, so that you may get the best treatment for you. After completion of his plastic and reconstructive surgery training, Dr. Walker completed special training on the use of chemical peels. At Allure Plastics, we have a large variety of chemical agents available that will allow Dr. Walker to create a treatment plan specific to your needs. Call to schedule your appointment today!

Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peels are safe for treatment of acne and acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, poorly textured skin and skin with pigmentation changes. Potential complications include poor wound healing, dyspigmentation, infection and scarring. Allergic reactions are rare but possible.

During your consultation, we will discuss chemical peel risks and treatment alternatives, and together we will develop a treatment plan suitable to your individual goals.