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Reveal Brighter, Glowing Skin with a Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a popular resurfacing treatment that uses a chemical solution to gently remove the thin layers of skin, revealing skin that grows back younger and smoother.

Chemicals peels are mainly used on the facial area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations, and scars. Different solutions are used to treat light, medium or deep levels, depending on your particular skin type and needs.

Reasons for Treatment

A number of skin problems can be corrected through chemical peel treatments. Light peels, also known as superficial peels, remove just the epidermis or outer layer of skin. Fine wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dryness or slight acne can be treated with this kind of peel. Light chemical peels can be repeated weekly for up to six weeks if you desire increased results.

In addition to the epidermis, portions of the dermis are also removed with a medium chemical peel treatment. The dermis is the middle layer of skin. This type of peel should only be performed once annually to address acne scars, wrinkles, and increasingly uneven skin tone.

Deep chemical peels will remove the epidermis and as far as the mid to lower layers of the dermis. Scars and deep wrinkles are targeted through this more intensive treatment.

 What to Expect

Before the procedure, your face will be cleaned, and your eyes shielded. Pain relief medication or sedative may be an option if you have a medium peel. For deep peels, your skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic. A sedative or regional anesthesia may be used additionally.

During a light peel, a glycolic or salicylic acid solution will be applied to the area to be treated. Your skin will soon start to whiten. You may experience a mild stinging sensation. Then a neutralizing solution will be applied to remove the chemicals.

During a medium peel treatment, a trichloroacetic acid solution, sometimes in combination with glycolic acid, is applied. Then the skin starts to whiten.

Expectations following the procedure will vary, depending on which level you choose. A change in skin color, along with a crusting appearance, is likely to occur as new skin grows in. Cosmetics can be used once the new skin grows in completely.

Chemical peels are a proven method for achieving fewer wrinkles, brighter skin tone and a more youthful appearance. Results will be more dramatic with a more intensive treatment level.

If you?re interested in learning more, contact Vitahl Medical Aesthetics. We welcome the opportunity to review your cosmetic goals and develop a custom treatment plan. You can have that youthful skin. Take action by making an appointment today.