A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands.
Chemical Peeling in Details
As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.
chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands.
When to Consider microdermabrasion
- If you have wrinkles or sun-damaged skin.
- If you have skin discolorations, blotchiness or brown spots.
- If you have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven.
- If you have certain precancerous skin growths.
Our surgeon will provide you with pretreatment instructions, answer any questions that you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for treatment.
In advance of your procedure, your surgeon may ask you to:
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
- Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications can cause complications.
- Discontinue any topical skin products that might increase your risk of complications from treatment.
- Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery.
After the procedure:
Our surgeon will discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your postsurgical care, including information about:
- Normal symptoms you will experience
- Potential signs of complications
Because of the persistence of skin pinkness following deeper chemical peel procedures, it may take months before you can fully appreciate your new look. Most patients feel that the results are definitely worth waiting for and, in the case of deeper treatments, the benefits are relatively long- lasting. Superficial resurfacing procedures may need to be repeated periodically in order to maintain their benefits.