Are you looking for a simple, affordable way to help keep your skin looking its best? A chemical peel might be the perfect treatment for you. This cosmetic procedure is a minimally invasive way to get the skin that you want without the downtime you don’t.

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, River Region Dermatology and Laser is dedicated to providing clients with a broad range of effective skincare solutions. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is one of the most popular, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments available today. This technique can be used to improve the look and feel of skin on the face, neck, and hands through deep exfoliation. During treatment, the uppermost layers of the skin are removed to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin underneath.

How Does it Work?

As time passes, nearly everyone begins to accumulate some degree of dead skin cells and other impurities in their pores. This blockage can result in a wide variety of skin problems, including acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and oiliness.

Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin through gentle and powerful exfoliation. During treatment, carefully chosen chemicals are applied to the skin. These chemicals open up the pores and help remove impurities from them.

Through this exfoliation, a chemical peel can:

  • Improve texture and tone
  • Clear up acne and blemish breakouts
  • Correct hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Improve the appearance of superficial scars

What Should I Expect from a Chemical Peel?

Every chemical peel treatment can be customized to each patient’s skin type and skin care needs. Depending on the current state of a patient’s skin and the specific problems they’d like to address, the chemical peel can either be of light, medium, or strong intensity.

While chemical peels feature no extended period of downtime, side effects like redness, crusting, stinging, and dryness are common. Typically, these subside within a week of receiving treatment.

Am I a Candidate?

Nearly anyone that is interested in improving the overall quality, tone, and texture of their skin is a potential candidate for a chemical peel. However, fair-skinned patients are usually able to benefit the most from this treatment.

If you’re interested in rejuvenating your skin without surgery, needles, or downtime, contact River Region Dermatology and Laser today to schedule a consultation appointment. During this consultation appointment, Dr. Porcia Love will examine your skin and decide if a chemical peel can safely help you meet your aesthetic goals.