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There are three basic types of chemical peels - Our licensed staff will help you determine which one is right for your skin concerns.
Superficial or lunchtime peel : Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
Medium peel : Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
Q: How long do chemical peels last ?
A: The new layer of skin begins to appear 3-7 days after treatment, though complete healing can tak longer. Patients may need to take time off from work after undergoing a deep chemical peel. Efforts are made to avoid missed work, when scheduling the appointment.
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Q: What do you do after a chemical peel?
A: Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
* Acne scars
* Age spots
* Crow's feet
* Sun-damaged skin
* Sagging skin
Chemical Peels FAQs :
All peels require some follow-up care :
Superficial peels may require a couple days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.
Medium peels require about 7 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red, and will begin peeling 2-3 days after the peel. Peeling usually lasts 2-4 days.
Deep peels require 7-10 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red, and will begin to peel 2-3 days after the peel. Peeling usually lasts 3-7 days.
Avoid all sun exposure during any redness or peeling. Make-up may be worn 1-2 days after receiving the peel.
Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.