Chemical Peels

Dr. Kashani offers several different chemical peel options; however the two most commonly used are the Jessners chemical peel and the TCA peel. Chemical peels offer increased elasticity to the skin giving it a more youthful appearance. Chemical peels are also very effective in combating fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolorations, scaring and overall tone and texture.

The Jessners peel is also called a superficial chemical peel because it affects the superficial layers of the skin. Jessners solution is applied to clean, dry skin and allowed to dry. While the solution is being applied you may experience a mild to moderate burning sensation which subsides after 10-15 minutes. Once the solution dries it creates a whitish film on the face that can be washed off 30 minutes after the time of application. Mild to moderate skin peeling (similar to peeling after a sunburn) will last for up to seven days. During this time only mild cleansers and moisturizers should be used. The skin should be moisturized several times throughout the day. Skin reactions can range anywhere from mild redness and peeling to dark brown discolorations (during the peeling phase only) and moderate peeling. Direct sun exposure should be avoided during the peeling phase and for about seven days after peeling stops. Sunscreen should always be worn when exposed to sunlight. This peel is perfect for those seeking to give their skin a boost without the down time of the more invasive peels. This peel can be repeated as frequently as every 6 weeks.

The TCA peel is much more invasive than the Jessners peel and requires a minimum of 2 weeks to heal. The procedure begins with a nerve block to decrease facial discomfort; once the nerve block has been preformed the TCA solution is applied to the face and allowed to dry. A mild to moderate burning sensation is still likely. Moderate to heavy peeling is expected for 1-2 weeks along with some blistering of the skin. Special instructions for skin soaks are given at the time of the procedure. During this time only mild cleansers and moisturizers should be used. Since this peel affects deeper levels of the skin it offers more dramatic correction of facial wrinkles, skin discolorations, and overall skin tone and texture. This peel is a great option of someone looking to dramatically improve the look of their skin.