CHEMICAL PEELS

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Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation.* Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and alpha hydroxy acids, (AHAs)are used for this purpose. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs.

Prior to Treatment

A chemical peel is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced physician. However, some unpredictability and risks such as infection and scarring, while infrequent, are possible.

AHA peels may cause stinging, redness, irritation, and crusting. However, as the skin adjusts to the treatment regimen, these problems will subside. Your skin will feel as though you have a sunburn until it starts to peel usually 48 hours from the time of your peel.

The skin peels in most cases for 48 hours revealing a new youthful skin that appears pink and smooth initially. The skin then appears slightly bumpy for a day or so as new collagen is formed resulting in tightening of the skin.

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After Your Treatment

After an AHA peel, it is common to experience some temporary flaking or scaling, redness, and dryness of the skin. However, these conditions will disappear as the skin adjusts to treatment. Your skin may also turn black during the peeling process.

After TCA peels, it is essential that you follow our doctor’s specific post-operative instructions.

A TCA peel may also cause significant swelling, depending on the strength of the peel used.

Getting Back To Normal

With an AHA peel, the temporary redness, flaking, and dryness that you experience will not prevent you from working or engaging in your normal activities. A fresher and improved skin texture will result in continued AHA treatments.* Remember, protecting your skin from the sun is also important following these mild acid peels. Ask your doctor to recommend a sunblock with adequate UVA and UVB protection and use it every day.

With a TCA peel, the moderate discomfort and mild swelling you may experience will subside within the first week. In about a week to ten days, your new skin will be apparent and you should be healed sufficiently to return to your normal activities. It is best to avoid sun exposure unless you are adequately protected.

You should avoid makeup following a peel for at least a week while the skin is healing. Be sure to ask about mineral makeup which can be used to camouflage the redness following a peel.

When Will I See Results

Improvements from AHA peels may be very subtle at first. You may detect a healthier glow to your skin. With continued treatments, you will notice a general improvement in the texture of your skin.*

The results of a TCA peel may be more noticeable initially then the AHA peels and may last longer than AHA peels. Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher-looking.*

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