Chemical peels are non-invasive treatments to improve the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. A peel can reduce and improve uneven skin tone, dull skin, rough patches, and lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. It can also treat acne scars and damaged skin from the sun.
Also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling, this procedure will remove superficial layers of the skin and promote collagen production for a younger and more supple look.
If you have any of the issues noted above you are probably a great candidate for a chemical peel. There is really no age limit for a peel, and many women over the age of 65 have successful peels.
If you have a current infection, broken or cut skin, active herpes, a sunburn, or if you have taken Accutane in the last six months, you would not be a candidate.
Some things to avoid include:
Ask about drug interactions with any medications you currently take, and refrain from waxing your skin or using hair removal treatments.