Chemical Peel Treatments in Mechanicsburg, PA

Chemical peels are procedures which use topical solutions to remove the dull, blemished, imperfect outer layers of the skin. Different types of chemical peels can be used to address specific skin problems, and peel the skin to various depths, improving the skin appearance and health.

Chemical peels can treat multiple skin concerns, including complexion issues, lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven pigmentation, and acne. Peels can be adjusted for more sensitive or more damaged skin.

The downtime following chemical peels varies, depending on the type of peel used, and the skin type treated. There is usually some pinkness of the treated skin for several days, and – as the name implies – peeling of the skin follows. Peeling varies with the type of chemical peel.

Chemical peels are generally well-tolerated and enjoyed procedures. There may be some mild stinging experienced during the procedure, or a mild sunburn sensation may be noted following the treatment.

Our esthetician provides these treatments in a relaxed, quiet, caring, and gentle manner.

We offer the following chemical peels:

Superficial Peels

Superficial chemical peels are the gentlest type of peel that only affects the surface layer of your skin. These peels are mainly used for mild skin concerns, such as dry skin, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Furthermore, superficial peels have no downtime, so you can immediately get back to your daily routine once the treatment is complete.

Medium Peels

Medium chemical peels function almost identically to superficial peels. What makes them different is that medium peels target deeper layers of skin. Superficial peels only target the epidermis, whereas medium peels affect the dermis. Since it is a more intense treatment, medium peels can help with problems such as acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, and deep wrinkles.

Despite being an excellent treatment option for moderate skin problems, medium peels do require some downtime. However, the results are more dramatic compared to superficial peels.

Enzyme Peels

These light superficial peels are rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that will leave your skin feeling smooth and healthy with no downtime. Choose from pumpkin, cranberry, or mango. For all skin types.

The Perfect 10 Peel

The chemical peel has been designed to produce true peeling and deliver desired results: available in 3 strengths, this peel can be individualized for all skin types, including sensitive skin and first time peel patients.

The Risks of Chemical Peels

As with other cosmetic procedures, chemical peels do have risks you need to be aware of. However, the risks are dependent on the type of peel you receive. There are common side effects, which include irritation, skin sensitivity, dryness, and flaking skin.

Rarely, more severe side effects can include:

  • Changes in your skin’s pigmentation
  • Increased risk of developing an infection
  • Increased risk of scarring
  • Experiencing an allergic reaction to the chemicals

Which Chemical Peel Is The Best To Treat Skin Conditions?

There is no objective best option for chemical peels. It depends on your skin type, skin condition, and your aesthetic goals. For example, if you only want to address mild skin problems, then superficial peels are ideal. But if you have scarring or deep wrinkles, medium peels are a better option. It is important to consult a professional, so you have a better understanding of your skin and chemical peels as a whole.

What Are The Contraindications Of Chemicals Peels?

Chemical peels can be beneficial, but they are not for everyone. There are certain contraindications that can disqualify patients from being suitable candidates.

These contraindications include the following:

  • You have an active infection
  • You have unhealed wounds
  • You are taking certain medications, such as Accutane or blood thinners
  • You have an active skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis
  • You have unrealistic expectations

Dr. Leo Farrell or Dr. Deborah Farrell will assess your skin as well as your medical history to see if you are an ideal candidate for chemical peels. If you are not, they can offer alternative treatment options.

A series of chemical peels can provide improved results. Experience our chemical peels and experience smoother, softer, rejuvenated skin!

If you are interested in receiving a chemical peel, Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is here to help. Contact us at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation and get started with Chemical Peels in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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Taking the time necessary to ensure natural-looking outcomes is a key ingredient to Drs. Leo and Deborah Farrell’s ability to provide consistently elegant results that never appear obvious or overdone— and to do so with less discomfort or downtime for you.

“We never hurry through a procedure. That’s how beautiful outcomes are achieved.”


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