Skin rejuvenation through chemical peeling

IMG_9008-2.jpgBy Dr. Hope Mitchell, FLTN Columnist- What is a chemical peel? A treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin using a chemical solution that exfoliates the top layers of the skin.

Chemical peels can be used to improve the appearance of pigment changes (melasma, hyperpigmentation) in the skin due to influences of hormones and sun damage. They can also aid in the treatment of acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the tone, texture and overall health of the skin. They can be administered on areas of the body other than the face, such as the hands and arms, and most commonly the back for the treatment of back acne.

Medical-grade chemical peels are administered by board certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons or licensed estheticians. They range in depth from superficial, medium or deep, many with minimal downtime. With all types of peels, proper care of the skin before and after the peel is important in aiding with the healing time and overall individual results. Repeated peels may be needed to produce optimal results. New skin is more susceptible to damage and discoloration from sunlight, therefore a broad-spectrum sunscreen (meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays) will need to be applied daily.

Based upon your individual skin type, which area(s) of concern, anticipated results and lifestyle, our experienced professionals can decide what type of chemical peel is right for you.

Call Mitchell Dermatology at 419.872.HOPE (4673) to schedule your appointment for a customized peel treatment plan, and like our office on Facebook. Visit the website at, or email us at