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Chemical Peel

Integrated Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

About Chemical Peels

Jessners Peel

A Jessner's peel is a type of chemical peel to improve the appearance of your skin. Like other chemical peels, a Jessner's peel breaks down the surface layer of skin. The cells die off and slough away after the peel. Your body then begins a healing response, which brings new, fresher-looking skin to the surface.

Salicylic Peel

Chemical Peels are sometimes called dermal peeling or chemexfoliation.

The process involves applying a chemical to the skin that causes the skin to break down and shed. Different chemicals are used, including glycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, which affect the skin at different depths.

Salicylic acid is known as a beta-hydroxy acid, or BHA, and has been used on the skin for more than 2000 years. It comes from natural sources of salicylates like willow bark, sweet birch, and wintergreen leaves, but it can be made synthetically. 

Salicylic acid is a precursor to aspirin and is an ingredient in lots of different cosmetics. It is a safe and well-tolerated peel that can be used for all skin types.