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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can help with the fine lines, sun damage, dark pigment, and acne.  They can help to give you better overall skin tone.  We offer multiple different types of chemical peels at New Leaf Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Some peels are very mild and could be done on your lunch break.  A deeper peel could have you peeling for 10 days or more.  People who get peels more frequently usually have a less drastic peel than people getting peels for the first time.

What pain will I have?

Minimal

What will it cost?

A detailed price quote will be given at your consult appointment.

How long will it take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes, and you will go home the same day.

What medications should I take or avoid taking with my surgery?

You need to hold any retinol products for a week before your chemical peel.  You need to be off Accutane for a year before your procedure.

What is the recovery?

Peeling and new skin formation will last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.  Avoid picking or pulling at the peeling skin as this can cause scarring.  Avoid makeup until the peeling is complete.  Post-procedure products should be used until the peeling is complete.

What are the risks?

The risks of chemical peels include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, poor cosmesis, need for multiple treatments, hyper/hypopigmentation, allergic reaction, injury to unborn child, skin necrosis, rebound breakout, rash, cardiac/pulmonary/stroke events, etc.