A chemical peel is a unique blend of chemical ingredients that are applied to the face to stimulate the exfoliation of the skin. They range from superficial to deep and aggressive, requiring different downtime and recovery depending on the type used. Dr. Bertha Baum of Aventura Dermatology in Hallandale and Boca Raton, FL, can recommend the use of chemical peels for a variety of conditions.

What conditions can chemical peels treat?

  • Acne. Whether you have active acne or acne scarring, chemical peels may help with flare-ups and the imperfections on the skin that might remain after periods of severe acne. Patients will find that acne can clear up and that they can often continue to use their everyday acne products even after a chemical peel has been administered.
  • Crow’s feet. These thin lines around the eyes may be reduced in appearance with a more aggressive chemical peel.
  • Fine lines. The early signs of aging begin to creep up when skin laxity increases. The formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be reduced with chemical peels, which can smooth away these imperfections. Chemical peels may also be used in conjunction with dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables used to target unwanted lines.
  • Hyperpigmentation. Excess pigmentation such as freckles and sunspots can be faded with chemical peels, evening out the skin tone and reducing the noticeability of this and other aesthetic issues.
  • Melasma. Melasma is a condition that can cause discoloration on the face or elsewhere on the body. It can be a short-term issue that arises during pregnancy or menopause or remain a permanent change in the skin’s pigment. Chemical peels can reduce the severity of melasma for many of our patients.
  • Sun damage. Skin with photodamage can be improved in appearance and health with routine chemical peels, evening skin tone and texture, and reducing pigmentation common with this type of skin damage.

How do I learn more about chemical peels?

Find out if you are an appropriate candidate for chemical peels. Call one of our two office locations today to request an initial consultation and evaluation appointment to discuss the best option for your needs.

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