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3920 N. Union Blvd. Ste 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a technique that utilizes various solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin revealing the youthful underlying skin. Although superficial to deep peeling can be performed, at the Center for Plastic Surgery we perform only superficial and medium depth peels as the complication rates with the deeper peels markedly increases.

We offer various strength Glycolic Peels, Lactic Peels, Salicylic Peels, Jessners Peels and Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) peels. In general, the Glycolic Peels provide for a relatively superficial effect with little to no downtime. The TCA peels provide for a superficial to medium depth effect and require several days downtime. For our TCA peels we utilize the Obagi Blue procedure, one of the safest and most effective TCA methods. Lactic peels are indicated for sensitive, dry or sun damage skin. Whereas salicylic peels prove beneficial for oily, acne prove, or aging skin. Also offered are Glyco-Blend (Baker’s) and Lactic-Blend (Morgan’s) peels.

Operative Time
20 min to 1 hour.

Anesthesia
Lighter peels- none. Medium depth- IV Sedation.

Risks
Although extremely rare hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, and scarring have been reported.

Recovery
Light peels-none. Medium depth 3-10 days.