Skin resurfacing is a non-surgical (non-incisional) technique used to treat acne scars, pre-cancerous lesions, and sun-damaged skin (brown spots; uneven pigmentation; wrinkles). The different types of skin resurfacing performed at our facility are chemical peels and laser resurfacing. There are a variety of chemical peels varying in intensity and depth, from very superficial peels to very deep peels.
The type of peel selected depends on the severity of the skin problem being treated. The light peels are used to treat mild sun damage and also as a preventative technique to keep the skin looking smooth and youthful. The deeper peels are used for more severe sun damage and will tighten the skin, even out the skin's texture and color, and afford permanent reduction of wrinkles.