What is a Chemical Peel?
Even and controlled exfoliation of several layers of skin by the application of a topical acid allows exposure of new skin growth leaving skin rejuvenated and revitalized. This process speeds up the creation of new cells which leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh after the very first chemical peels treatment.
Candidates for a Chemical Peel
Men and Women with any of the following skin conditions on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and legs:
- Acne scarring
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Rough skin
- Uneven pigmentation
Three Classifications of Chemical Peels:
1. Superficial Peel
A series of treatments are used to improve the following conditions:
- To improve the surface of sun-damaged skin
- To smooth out abrasive dehydrated skin
- Desire to balance skin quality
- Effects of the Superficial Chemical Peel
This type of chemical peels yields a prompt recovery allowing patients to resume normal daily activities immediately. Negligible flaking may occur. It is recommended that proper sun protection is used to help maintain the positive effects of this treatment.
2. Medium Peel
A stronger acid is applied to the epidermis and the upper dermis to obtain a more dramatic effect than with a superficial peel.
Effects of the Medium Peel Chemical Peel
This type of chemical peel yields a prompt recovery allowing patients to resume normal daily activities immediately. Negligible flaking may occur. It is recommended that proper sun protection be used to help maintain the positive effects of this treatment.
3. Deep Peel
A Deep peel has the most striking outcome of all the peel procedures because it is directed at the dermis. This procedure is used to treat wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and precancer lesions. Anesthesia may be necessary for this type of peel due to the hot stinging sensation that this treatment can cause.
Effects of the Deep Peel Chemical Peel
Patients may experience redness, swelling, and blistering following this chemical peels. The skin typically turns brown prior to any peeling and some crusting may occur. An ointment may by used to keep treated areas moist. It takes about 1-2 weeks before the peeling of many layers of skin becomes apparent. The deep peel will have the look and feel of a severe sunburn. Normal skin color will return progressively.
With all Chemical Peel Okc treatments it is very important to maintain good sun protection. Special products may also be recommended to maintain positive results for your Chemical Peel.