About Chemical Peels
Offering only the best in chemical peel treatments, we can provide our patients with a customized chemical solution (such as glycolic, salic, or lactic, and Trichloreacetic acids) for healthier, smoother facial skin. At our plastic surgery office, we can help you resolve your skin irregularities (scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more) by removing damaged, dead skin cells with the application of a customized chemical peel solution on your skin. As your skin heals, begin to repair itself, and peel off. This process will leave you with a rejuvenated layer of skin on your face and/or your neck. A chemical peel is noninvasive way to make your skin luminous. Some patients do say that they feel some discomfort with the solution on their skin, but this will not last long. We invite you to come into our office for a skin analysis to see if a chemical peel is right for you. Call and schedule your appointment today.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our office, we offer chemical peels in different strengths (light, medium, and deep chemical peels) to accommodate our patient's skincare needs.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a brighter appearance, and softer texture. We may suggest that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for best results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of chemical peel goes deeper into your skin, and you may prefer to do this type of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and about an hour after treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients, who have significant damage to their skin, deeper wrinkles, and darker pigmentation issues to correct.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the 3 types of chemical peels is the deep peel, and it will require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for a few weeks. Patients, who have a deep peel, usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep-seated scars. As this type of peel is generally not pleasant to have without some sort of numbing agent, we may provide you with anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
Seeking the advice of a medical professional to have great skin is the first step in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. Patients with fair skin make the best candidates for a chemical peel, however, we can assess your skin in an examination in our office. We will also ask about your medical background before proceeding with a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, will have noticeable issues with their skin, such as acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. Depending on the tone of your skin, we can suggest different levels of chemical peels to meet your needs.
Plan Your Procedure
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On the day of your chemical peel appointment in our office, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your treatment. We will make sure your skin in cleansed before administering the customized solution to your face and/or neck. We will brush the solution on your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Then, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent to the skin. You may want to bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside after the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on the type of peel you have, you can expect your skin will itch and peel from a few days to a couple weeks. We will explain how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the healing process, it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You could cause scarring to your facial skin.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you are new to facial rejuvenation treatments, we will help you find the perfect pampering for your skin. Your skin will thank you by looking amazingly fresh, and caressingly soft. Call our friend patient coordinator at our office to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.