Chemical peels are used to treat acne and signs of aging on the face, hands, neck and chest. The goal of a chemical peel is fewer lines, more even skin color, brighter complexion and smoother skin. Our office uses SkinMedica, Environ and Glytone brands of peels. You will decide with your physician which peel will be best for your skin type and needs. Prior to a peel, we recommend limiting sun exposure for at least one week and you may have to discontinue certain topical medications or products, especially retinoids. On the day of your peel, the face is prepped and the peel is applied in office. You may experience stinging and burning during the procedure. You will notice peeling after 2 days which lasts for approximately 1 week but moisturizer and makeup can be worn. Please also avoid sun exposure for at least 1 week before and after your peel.