There’s something about radiant, healthy skin that makes a person feel beautiful. At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we provide a range of aesthetic dermatology services to our clients so that they can have the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible. One of the treatments that we use to achieve this beautiful skin is the chemical peel.

A chemical peel is used to enhance and improve the appearance of an individual’s skin on their face, neck, or hands. This procedure is a form of exfoliation that removes dead skin from the top layer of skin by using a chemical solution. After the layer of dead skin peels off, a fresh new layer of skin is revealed.

The Process

The chemical peel process begins with a chemical solution that is applied directly to the skin that causes the skin to exfoliate. Any dead or unhealthy skin that is left behind will stick to the mask and will then get peeled off as the skin is removed. The results are fresh new skin that is soft, smooth, and more youthful.

The Benefits

Chemical peels may be a more intense skin treatment, but the results are worth it. They offer many different benefits that you will love and notice right away.

Chemical peels can:

  • Smooth complexion
  • Brighten skin
  • Even skin tone and texture
  • Clear up breakouts
  • Reduce discoloration from sun damage
  • Hydrate skin
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Minimize scars
  • Allow at-home skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively

There are a variety of chemical peel types, which can provide different benefits and target different skin concerns. The type of chemical peel you receive will be based on your skin type, the current condition, and the results you are looking for. Learn more about the different types of chemical peels below, one of our Boulder dermatologists will be able to help you decide which one is right for you.