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What is a Chemical Peel?

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Thanks to modern technology, we no longer have to endure or accept everything that comes with imperfect skin. Whether you are dealing with acne scars, age/sun spots, an uneven complexion or wrinkles, there’s a treatment that can essentially wipe away the old, unwanted skin. This treatment is called a chemical peel, and it can leave you with a new, blemish-free face; now offered in our Langhorne based office.


How does it work?

A chemical peel is a treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to your face. Before this happens, the specialist may cleanse the treatment site. The solution causes your skin to peel gradually, revealing the healthy, clear skin underneath. It also stimulates the growth of new skin cells for a fresh start. This can take a few weeks before you begin seeing the full affect, but most patients tend to be happy with the results. Individual results may vary in each patient.


Is it Painful?

Patients report feeling little to no pain or discomfort during a chemical peel treatment. You may be subjected to feeling a warm sensation, in which case the specialist can use a fan to help ease any discomfort. It is important that there are no other chemicals on your face, as it could affect the solution, so topical numbing creams are not used; though it is a non-surgical procedure and doesn’t require injection, thus numbing agents shouldn’t be needed. The warm sensation should go away after several minutes.*


Side Effects

Chemical peel patients may experience some short-term side effects. Some of these effects include redness, soreness, discomfort, changes in pigment, cold sores, and sensitivity to environmental factors. If you feel that you are experiencing more serious side effects, or your effects seem to be long-lasting, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor.


If you are considering a chemical peel or any other treatment that we offer, contact our office for a consultation in Langhorne, PA. Neighboring cities include Trenton and Newtown.


*Individual results may vary, though you should expect results similar to the ones shown.*

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