Chemical Peels Specialist

SilkySkin Laser Center

Norma Khal

Cosmetic Laser Center located in Clackamas, OR

Customized chemical peels are available at SilkySkin Laser Center in Clackamas, Oregon, that instantly rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with minimal downtime. Medical esthetician, Norma Kahl, and the experienced team provide several types of chemical peels that address common skin flaws, like wrinkles, acne scars, and areas of discoloration. If you’re looking for an effective way to safely exfoliate your skin and revive your youthful appearance, schedule a consultation at SilkySkin Laser Center today by calling the office.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a skin treatment that involves the application of a special acid that gently exfoliates dead skin layers. The proteins in your skin react to the acids, causing your skin to peel away.

The team at SilkySkin Laser Center offers several types of acids to achieve different depths of peeling. These services include:

Superficial chemical peels

Superficial chemical peels use an alpha-hydroxy acid that penetrates the outer layer of your skin and causes it to peel. This type of peel can treat mild skin discolorations and hyperpigmentation and leaves skin refreshed and younger-looking.

Medium chemical peels

Medium chemical peels use glycolic or a similar acid to exfoliate the surface and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells that lead to age spots, freckles, wrinkles, and lines.

Deep chemical peels

Deep chemical peels use trichloroacetic or similar acid to penetrate below the middle layer of skin to exfoliate damaged skin cells and treat more severe wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and acne scars.

Your SilkySkin Laser Center provider can determine which type of chemical peel is right for you after a careful evaluation of your existing skin health and your objectives for treatment.

What conditions can chemical peels treat?

The team at SilkySkin Laser Center can recommend the right type of chemical peel to treat common skin issues like:

  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Freckling
  • Pigmentation
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Chemical peels can also be useful for improving your overall skin tone and texture to help you achieve a younger, more vibrant look.

What can I expect after a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, you can return to most of your usual activities without any limitations. However, with medium and deep chemical peels, you may wish to postpone social activities for several days to allow your skin to heal.

It can take a week or longer for skin to heal following a peel, and it’s normal to experience some redness and swelling in the days after your treatment. After a deep peel, you may need to wear bandages to prevent infection and use a special ointment to promote skin healing.

Skin may continue to peel, so your SilkySkin Laser Center provider can recommend high-quality moisturizers and cleansers to protect your skin’s health.

To discuss your options for a chemical peel, schedule a consultation at SilkySkin Laser Center today by calling the office.