Jesse E. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is one of a small group of surgeons that has achieved Dual Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery.
Chemical peels are capable of addressing a variety of skin problems that range from dark marks (melasma) to acne. Peels are primarily made from fruit acids which are well-tolerated by just about everyone. We also have a wide variety of chemical peels, so that we can safely chose the peel that suits the patients needs and desires.
Chemical peels literally peel away dead layers of skin to reveal newer layers, and encourage the production of collagen. The process is a quick and effective way to freshen up the appearance of facial skin without having to undergo more invasive treatment. The peel process is also a great way to enhance the use of fillers and Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin because they can freshen the superficial skin, as we decrease lines and aging from below the surface with injectables.
Peels work by separating the keratin bond of the skin from the lower dermal layers, releasing the old skin cells much more quickly. The old layer of skin flakes away in a short time after application, and new skin is revealed. A short healing period is needed once the new layer is revealed, but the end result is new, radiant skin along with a reduction in the appearance of any unwanted marks or acne.
Dr. Jesse Smith provides chemical peels in the convenience of his office, and provides patients with full information of the process.