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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can improve your skin’s texture and appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which challenges it and eventually peels off. The new skin becomes smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Chemical peels are done on the face, neck, or hands.

Common problem areas treated are:

  • Reduction of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treatment of acne
  • Treating sun damaged skin and age related wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills

After a chemical peel, your skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day in addition to donning protective clothing.

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are typical candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, but you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles are not treated by chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures.

Before You Get a Chemical Peel

Let us know if you have any history of scarring, cold sores that keep coming back, or facial X-rays.
You may need to temporarily stop taking medications, such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. Dr. Barrett may also prescribe antibiotics or antiviral drugs.

The dept of the peel depends upon the condition of your skin and your goals for treatment. Often times it takes a series of peels to condition the skin and see results.

Please call our office to see what peels can do for you.

ZO Skin Health, Inc

Dr. Barrett carries the full medical and standard selections of ZO skin care products. He has attended numerous training courses on skin care and makes beautiful skin care a goal of all his patients.

ZO Skin Health products are only available from a physician.

The ZO skin health system offers a variety of therapeutic, maintenance and prevention solutions as well as corrective solutions for common skin issues such as

  • sun damage
  • pigmentation disorders such as melasma
  • rosacea, and other inflammatory disorders
  • wrinkles due to age

For more information about ZO skin care products please click here:

Please call our office to schedule your skin health consultation with Dr. Barrett.

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