Chemical peeling is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that causes your skin to exfoliate at an expedited rate in order to diminish the appearance of damaged skin, wrinkles, scars, while also reducing the size of your pores. Chemical peels remove the outermost layers of your skin to reveal new, rejuvenated skin.

By using specific chemicals, the chemical peel will renew your skin, smooth out any imperfections and ultimately, leave your skin feeling smoother and looking brighter. Chemical peels are often used to treat uneven complexion as a result of acne, brown spots and other pigmentary changes, and most patients have noticeable results and healthier-looking skin after just one peel.

Are chemical peels painful?

If you use a lighter peel, your experience will be no more painful than a sunburn and can give your skin a lasting, radiant glow for months. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates your skin, and the longer it takes to fully take effect which equates to a longer recovery time, but with longer lasting results. The degree to which your skin visibly peels depends on the strength of the chemical peel used and can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets.

For deeper, stronger peels, a topical numbing cream can be used to make the chemical peeling experience a bit more comfortable for you. Stronger peels are recommended for patients seeking to heal more severe skin imperfections such as acne scarring or pigmentary changes like brown spots or uneven texture and complexion.

To learn more and find out if chemical peeling is right for you, call us today at (732) 842-5222 to schedule a consultation.