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Father Time does march on and your once youthful-looking skin begins to show the effects of the environment, genetics, hormones and the aging process itself. A rejuvenating chemical peel is one of the most popular and effective treatments for uneven skin pigmentation, facial blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and pre-cancerous growths.

The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. Today, chemical peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. They result in a more youthful, smoother, glowing skin.

  • A chemical peel is a controlled injury to the skin which causes skin cells to separate and exfoliation to begin. A peel uses an acid solution (alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol) which is applied to the skin to remove the damaged, outer layers of the skin, enhancing and smoothing the skin’s texture. Your skin’s healing response to the peel can also trigger new collagen formation, making your skin tighter and more elastic.

At Westport, we offer several types of peels, such as the glycolic acid peel, salicylic acid peel, Illuminize peel, Vitalize peel and the Teen peel. Each peel varies in strength, is designed for a specific purpose and is tailored to your individual needs.

Patients with fair skin and light hair are good candidates for chemical peels. Those who have darker skin may still achieve good results, depending on the problem being treated.

Although chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, they are not an effective treatment for deep wrinkles.

• Your peel will be performed in our office. • Seven to ten days after the procedure, your new pink skin will emerge. • The pink color will fade but your skin will be sensitive. • Avoidance of exposure to sunlight until the pinkness fades is important. • The amount of time it takes for recovery varies with each patient. • Peels may be performed individually or as series depending on your goals. • You may choose to add on an LED Blue Light treatment to optimize your results.

Call to book an appointment today and give old Father Time a run for his money: 203.226.3600.

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