Chemical Peels - Enhance Skin Texture

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels can enhance the texture and tone of your skin for a more radiant complexion. Facial peels are designed to treat a variety of aesthetic concerns, including acne scarring, blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and sun damage. By removing damaged skin cells from the surface, chemical peels allow for new, healthy skin cells to grow; this leads to smoother, younger-looking skin. Different types of face peels can be used to improve complexion, including glycolic peels, TCA peels, salicylic acid peels, and phenol croton oil peels. These acid peels vary in depth and are composed of different chemicals to treat numerous conditions. Facial peels are a non-surgical skin care solution for patients looking to restore a healthy, natural complexion.

Chemical Peels At A Glance
Can enhance skin tone and promote a clearer complexion
Remove damaged skin cells to allow for fresh skin cells to grow
Can improve the appearance of acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles, and sun damaged skin
Reduces uneven pigmentation for balanced results
Different depths and treatment types are available to fit the needs of each patient
Non-surgical skin care treatment that does not require incisions
Can achieve long-term improvements to skin texture

Your Face Peel Procedure

Chemical peels are usually performed in-office, depending on your individual treatment. First, your skin will be cleansed and the chemical solution will be applied to your face for a specific period of time (which will vary depending on the type of facial peel being performed). Your plastic surgeon will then remove the chemical solution and apply moisturizer to help soothe any discomfort or irritation.

Lighter chemical peels are designed to remove the initial layers of skin, while deeper face peels target further layers of skin for more pronounced results. These treatments can be combined with other skin care techniques to achieve substantial results, including laser acne treatments. Additionally, chemical peels may be utilized along with facial rejuvenation surgery for substantial improvements to your facial profile.

Overview Of Different Chemical Peel Techniques

AHA Peels (Glycolic Peels) BHA Peels (Salicylic Acid Peels) TCA Peels Phenol Croton Oil Peels
Light face peel Light face peel Medium face peel Deep face peel
Made from alpha hydroxy acid (usually glycolic acid) Made from beta hydroxy acid (usually salicylic acid) Composed of trichloroacetic acid Made from phenol, also known as carbolic acid, and croton oil
Can improve acne, fine lines, and superficial blemishes Primarily targets acne by clearing pores and eliminating bacteria Can treat moderate facial wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and uneven pigmentation Targets deep facial wrinkles, severe sun damage, pre-cancerous growths, and acne scarring
Patients experience minimal downtime lasting a few days Downtime is minimal and lasts a few days Patients may experience approximately 2-3 weeks of downtime Downtime lasts anywhere from 2-3 months
Multiple treatments are usually required for optimal results Usually requires multiple sessions for ideal results Patients may need multiple treatments for optimal results Patients usually require only 1 treatment for ideal results

What To Expect After Undergoing Face Peel Treatment

Flaking, crusting, and redness are common after undergoing chemical peels. The length and extent of your downtime will depend on the type of face peel you have chosen. Patients undergoing light chemical peels can expect minimal healing time and can usually return to daily activities in a few days. Those opting for medium chemical peels usually experience 2-3 weeks of recovery time, while deep face peels require 2-3 months of healing. Specific guidelines and timeframes can be discussed in more detail during your initial consultation.

Chemical peels can achieve a smooth, clear complexion and revitalize your facial profile. Lighter and medium acid peels tend to achieve more moderate results, while deeper face peels produce substantial, long-lasting improvements.

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