Chemical peels are for patients who have a bit more skin damage than a skin care regimen can improve. They can be used to improve the overall skin color and contour. Peels may be used in lieu of a facelift for patients with mild facial aging, or may be used prior to a facelift to improve the overall surgical results. In some areas of the face like the lower eyelid, chemical peels may be better than surgery!
Chemical peels work by creating injury! By creating a controlled injury to the skin, the skin will act to remodel itself which can improve fine wrinkles and sun damaged areas.