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Chemical Peels (Facial Peels)

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons LogoChemical peeling is an effective treatment option for a wide range of skin colors and types. Ideal candidates for chemical peels generally have fair skin and light hair. However, darker skin types have been found to have great results as well.

It's important to understand that the type of skin condition being treated will greatly affect the results experienced.

You should discuss with your doctor what you are looking to achieve during your initial consultation at UPMC Hamot Plastic Surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels

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The number of treatments will vary depending on your skin condition and they type of chemical peel treatment.

  • Mild chemical peel: You can repeat treatments in 1- to 4-week intervals until you reach the desired effect.
  • Medium or deep chemical peels: If the optimal result is not reached through one treatment, you can receive another treatment in approximately six to twelve months.