What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance.* In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.* Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. Additionally, areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.*

How can a chemical peel help me?

Peels are the perfect treatment if you’re looking to:

  • reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth*
  • treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging*
  • improve the appearance of mild scars*
  • treat certain types of acne*
  • reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills*
  • improve the overall look and feel of skin*

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say “broad spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

Am I a candidate for peels?

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels.* If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated.* But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.*

Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.

Schedule peels in Manchester, New Hampshire

To schedule a HydraFacial, photofacial or chemical peel at Pellé Medical Spa in Manchester, give us a call at (603) 627-7000 or fill out the request form on our site. Our staff can assess your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan just for you!


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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