Chemical peels: Overview
Also called chemexfoliation, derma peeling
Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin? Dermatologists use chemical peels to do just this. A chemical peel can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest.
Chemical peels also treat some skin conditions. Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat some types of acne and conditions that discolor the skin.
Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see:
Fewer lines and wrinkles
More even skin color
Some chemical peels require downtime.
Uses: Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat:
Acne (some types)
Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone)
Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth)
Insurance coverage: Chemical peels are considered a cosmetic treatment. Insurance does not cover the cost of cosmetic treatments.