CHEMICAL PEELS IN BALTIMORE, MD
At Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer chemical peel treatments for men and women in the Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia areas.
What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on face, neck, hands, and sometimes under the eyes. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, that causes exfoliation. The depth and type of peel typically dictates the amount of physical peeling post treatment.
What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?
The following is a list of uses for chemical peels. The results and degree of correction vary with different types of peels.
- Age spots or hyperpigmentation
- Aging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
What Types of Chemical Peels are Available?
Superficial “Lunchtime” Peels
A mild acidic solution is used to penetrate the outermost layer of skin for gentle exfoliation. This treatment can improve the appearance of mild discoloration, smooth texture, and refresh the face, neck, chest, and hands. There is no downtime yet the skin looks more radiant. While effective as an individual treatment to boost your at home regime, we recommend a series of 4-6 treatments depending upon the desired results.
Various types of acids can be used to penetrate the outermost and middle layers of the skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment can be used to help improve age spots, (hyperpigmentation) fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture. Depending on the treatment, some peels treat precancerous growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
Tricholoracetic acid (TCA) or phenol is applied to the skin to penetrate to the lower dermal layer of the skin. These peels can be done in office, but often times are done in the operating room. You may need a local anesthetic and/or a sedative to manage any discomfort. Sometimes pretreatment is required and there can be significant downtime. STRICT POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED.
Who is Not a Candidate for Chemical Peels?
The procedure isn’t recommended for individuals with infections, active skin disease, cuts or broken skin, sunburn, or active Herpes Simplex 1 infection (e.g. cold sores). Darker skin types should consult with their physician or provider prior to scheduling a peel.
Other contraindications include:
- Nursing or pregnant.
- Have taken Accutane in the last 6 months.
- Have eczema, dermatitis, or rosacea. (Some light peels can be done on rosacea patients, but check with your physician prior to having a treatment.)
- Have used a retinoid, topical prescription acne products, and products containing bleaching or skin lightening products in the last 48 hours. Always check with your provider if you have any questions about your products or topical medications.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
Chemical peels range in cost depending on type and number of peels needed. We offer discounts on multiple peels done in a series. Our Aesthetics Director, Annette Luskin, will discuss your options during your consultation. Our deep peels are administered by Dr. Samuel Hahn. You’ll receive a formal quote after your consultation with Dr. Hahn
We work with each patient to determine the best personalized treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results. If you are considering chemical peels, contact us today at Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. We welcome men and women from the Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia communities