Chemical peeling is a skin rejuvenation technique, most often used on the face, chest, back, hands, or neck. The Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, was legendary for her flawless complexion. In 30 BC she knew the secret of beautiful skin – chemical peels. She luxuriated in milk baths containing lactic acid. Today’s chemical peels still utilize that compound, as well as glycolic acid (a sugar cane derivative), salicylic acid from willow tree bark, and many other natural formulations. Dr. Walton offers her own version of the Cleopatra and follow up products to maintain your natural glow.
Peels are a comfortable, non-invasive, non-surgical means to improve the appearance of:
- Acne and acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Tone and texture imperfections
- On the face, neck, and chest.
A specially formulated solution is used to encourage skin to shed dead, dying, or damaged cells naturally. This procedure is not appropriate as the sole treatment for patients with deep lines or wrinkles. However, it can be a good option for those who are not ready for deeper therapy. It is also used to maintain the results of fractional skin resurfacing.
Although there are inherent risks with most medical procedures, they are very rare in the case of chemical peels. The process is quite safe and effective in the hands of our experienced professional and with the oversight of a board-certified dermatologist. With a topical anesthetic, patients report very little discomfort. You may notice a mild burning sensation, but it quickly fades.