Chemical peels work by using
a chemical solution applied directly
to the skin to promote peeling.
The new skin that is revealed
is smoother, less wrinkled, and
more even in tone and color. These
peels can be used with other cosmetic
dermatological procedures and
are often used to pre-treat areas
prior to other treatments.
Patients with a variety of skin
conditions can benefit from chemical
peels. Patients with fine
lines and wrinkles, especially
around the nose and mouth, notice
significant improvement after
peels. Skin discolorations from
freckles, liver spots, age spots,
uneven tone and blotchiness
also diminish after treatment.
In addition to improving skin
tone and wrinkles, mild
scarring (such as acne scarring)
can be improved with peels.
Chemical Peel Procedure
Prior to treatment we instruct
our patients to pre-condition
their skin with topical agents,
such as Retin-A.
On the day of the peel,
the skin is thoroughly cleansed
to remove all makeup, oil,
The eyes and hair are then
covered so they are protected
from the chemicals.
The peel is then applied.
Depending on the condition
of the skin and the desired
result, your aesthetician
will determine whether a superficial
or medium depth peel is required.
During the peel, the skin may
feel slightly warm for about five
to ten minutes. Daily use of sunscreen
is recommended following the treatment
to minimize the risk of complications,
such as hyperpigmentation of the
Chemical Peel Results and what
The gentlest peel, the superficial
peel, produces redness and peeling
which lasts about three to five
days. Medium depth peels can cause
swelling, scaling, crusting, and
mild discomfort can last seven
to fourteen days before complete
The staff at the Knight Dermatology
Institute will help you pick which
peel is right for you before beginning
any cosmetic treatment.
Knight Dermatology Institute
offers chemical peels to patients
throughout Central Florida including
the Orlando regional cities of
Maitland, Winter Park, Sanford,
Longwood, Kissimmee and Windermere.
here for directions to Knight
Dermatology Institute located
in Orlando, Florida.