Chemical Peel

Chemical skin-peeling and other treatments have been performed for many years to treat a variety of skin disorders. Conditions such as sun damage, wrinkling, and uneven pigmentation may be treated with these non-invasive techniques. There are many different techniques and regimens for the application of chemical-peeling and skin treatment medications. In some situations, chemical-peels may be performed at the time of other surgical procedures.

Among the most common chemical peeling agents are TCA, or trichloro-acetic acid, and phenol. Peels using these agents can be performed in the office as outpatient procedures. During the recovery period, there will be temporary redness of the skin, and a careful skin care and sun protection regimen is important during the healing period. Dr. Muzaffar will discuss in detail with you how to care for your skin after a chemical peel.

Chemical skin-peeling procedures are not an alternative to skin tightening surgery when indicated.