Chemical Peels (Phenol/TCA)

 

Skin peels have also become very popular at Dr. Francis Johns’ Pittsburgh plastic surgery practice. These procedures remove the outer layer of the skin surface in order to lighten pigmentations and achieve an improved skin texture by smoothing the fine creases. Glycolic acid, TCA and phenol solutions are the most commonly performed peels today. These peels require no anesthesia and little to no recovery time, depending on the treatment selected.