Exfoliation is a term that is thrown around a lot when talking about skin treatment. There are hundreds of products and techniques for rejuvenating the skin and many work on the premise of exfoliation. Many are good, but there are few as effective as the chemical peel.
The chemical peel is effective for treating sun exposure, acne, fine lines and even spots on the skin. The peel procedure begins with a cleaning of the skin. Then a specific formula of glycolic, trichloracetic or salicylic acid is applied to small areas. Many patients report a burning sensation, which is due to the chemicals working to exfoliate the skin by removing the outer, dead layer of skin.
You may resume your daily activities after the procedure, but it’s advised that you minimize sun exposure. Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Carl Lentz for more information.
Contact us at our office in Daytona Beach if you would like to schedule a consultation for a chemical peel.