What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels can help to improve the appearance of the skin by using a chemical solution. This solution works by removing the outermost, damaged layers of the skin to reveal healthy skin underneath. Dr. David Baird offers glycolic and salicylic acid peels to address an array of skin irregularities. Chemical peels can help improve:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun-damaged skin
- Rough/scaly skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
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Who is a Good Candidate?
Most patients are good candidates for a chemical peel. However, you may want to avoid this treatment if you have a history of abnormal skin scarring or have used certain acne treatments within the last year. A consultation with Dr. Baird can help to best determine if this treatment is a good match for you.
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How is a Chemical Peel Done?
During treatment, your face will be cleaned, and a chemical solution will be applied to your skin to remove the outer, damaged layers. The peel will then be washed away and neutralized. In general, there are three types of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. The type of chemical peel used will depend on your individual skin type and the extent of correction needed.
Chemical Peel Recovery
Following a chemical peel, patients can experience redness for up to 24 hours. It is advised that patients avoid direct sunlight to the treatment area for several months for optimal results.