Chemical Peels Cleveland

Chemical Peels Will Make Your Skin Glow Again

In Cleveland, Ohio, a specific reagent or chemical is applied carefully to the skin to gently remove the outer layers of skin to reveal the underlying fresh skin. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt and his staff use chemical peels to treat photo-aging (due to damage from the sun), scarring, acne, wrinkles, and discoloration (dyschromia). The chemical agent causes a controlled injury to the skin and gives an improved aura and appearance to your skin.

Dr. Goldschmidt uses different chemicals depending on the severity of skin damage. The most common chemical peels include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA or Obagi Blue Peel™), salicylic acid, “Jessners” solution, and phenol. Based on the depth of injury, the peels can be of the following types:

  • Superficial peels such as glycolic acid produce a superficial injury so only the epidermis or most outer layer is affected. These peels improve the conditions such as dyschromia and acne.
  • Deeper peels such as phenol peels produce injury within the dermis so they give the most dramatic results. They can improve wrinkles and moderate to severe sun damage. They also carry a higher risk of complications and require a longer period of recovery.

Chemical peels may be highly effective and are very safe in the hands of an expert such as Dr. Matt Goldschmidt in Cleveland, Ohio. Not everybody can get chemical peels. The following are some conditions where chemical peels are not advisable:

  • Active infections
  • History of use of isotretinoin (Accutane) or radiation therapy
  • Certain skin diseases that result in abnormal scarring
  • Scars from recent surgeries

Have more questions? Contact us about our options for skin rejuvenation. Cleveland residents call 216-264-8100 today!