Chemical Peel in Portland, OR

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical solution that can be customized depending on the amount of damage on your skin is used to remove the outer layer, leaving you with smooth and textured skin. For fine wrinkles and uneven pigmentation, a light chemical peel is used; deep wrinkles and acne scars are healed with a medium peel; while a deeper chemical peel helps you with blotches, damage due to excessive exposure to the sun and pre-cancerous growth.

Am I a good candidate for chemical peel?

If you have sun damaged skin, wrinkles, blotchiness, skin discolorations, brown spots, uneven skin due to scars or any precancerous skin growth, you are an ideal candidate for a chemical peel. Like any other cosmetic procedure, you should be in general good health and have realistic expectations.

It is important to remember that you are not a good candidate for it in case you have a history of abnormal scarring, pigmentation or if you have facial warts, freckled skin and red hair. It is also not advisable if you have Asian or Afro-Caribbean skin or have been using some acne treatment within the last one year.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery time from a chemical peel depends on the kind of peel used. A light peel will leave you with some redness, stinging, irritation and flaking skin. A deeper peel will require a two week recovery period since you are sedated and your activities are restricted.

What will be my results from a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is the perfect non-surgical way for patients in Vancouver, Washington to restore a healthy, youthful, radiant and luminous appearance. The color and texture of your skin becomes even when the top layer of your skin is peeled away. If you have any questions, please contact our office today!