Chemical Peel Cosmetic Treatment
A chemical peel can be performed as a stand alone procedure, typically done in the office, but more commonly done as an adjunct procedure with other operative procedures such as face and neck lift. A chemical peel can provide a dramatic benefit to the appearance of the skin of the face.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel:
- Smoothing fine lines and coarse skin texture.
- Skin tightening can be achieved depending on the type and depth of peel.
- Improvement in skin tone and control of unwanted pigmentation.
The Patient Experience
The process for rejuvenation and recovery depends on the degree of the peel and how deeply the chemical penetrated the skin. The peel itself involves no “down time”, but the skin for the next two to ten days is irritated then peels during the healing process. The new skin layer needs protection from the sun and harsh chemicals. Following the actual peeling process, routine makeup can be applied and combinations with sunscreen is recommended.
Several different types of chemical peels are available based on the specific needs of the patient. More dramatic effects can come from deeper peels with higher chemical concentrations. Gentle peels can also have dramatic effects. Your particular skin type and condition will determine the appropriate chemical peel for you.