Due to the sun’s damage, lifestyle habits, heredity and other environmental factors, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots can all begin to appear.
You have several options to consider when it comes to facial rejuvenation. You can elect to receive surgery if aging qualities are more severe, or you can undergo nonsurgical treatment with a chemical peel. Depending on your cosmetic desires, you may find that a chemical peel is one of the best ways to begin correcting common skin problems.
Why Opt for a Chemical Peel?
When you first start to notice signs of aging on your skin, you may think that facelift surgery is the best way to enhance your appearance. While surgery is an effective solution for facial aging, it may not be necessary depending on the issues you exhibit. In many cases, chemical peels serve as an effective solution for aging skin, creating a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
A facelift, for instance, will not treat skin that has become damaged from the sun, free radicals and acne, although the procedure will tighten loose skin and produce a youthful appearance. A chemical peel, on the other hand, will address fine wrinkles, age spots and mild to moderate scarring, which will improve your skin’s quality.
Without proper skin care, any surgery you receive will not reach its full potential. With a chemical peel, you can enhance the surface of your skin, setting the foundation for surgery later on. Dr. Clayman will make recommendations for proper skin preparation prior to surgery for optimum results, during your consultation.
Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You?
There are several chemical peels available at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, and the solution you receive will have to do with your degree of facial aging as well as your experience with chemical peels.
If you are undergoing a chemical peel for the first time, you will benefit from a chemical peel with gentle ingredients. For those who receive chemical peels regularly, more aggressive formulas will be useful. All of the chemicals peels offered are medical grade to achieve optimal results for your skin.
Our peels include:
- Glycolic Peel
A lighter peel that uses glycolic acid to target dry or rough skin and remove it. Although it is a lighter peel, glycolic acid is capable of reducing fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, preformed in a series.
- Illuminize Peel
A superficial peel designed by SkinMedica to improve your complexion and help you look younger. Mild skin imperfections respond well to the Illumize peel, which creates an even skin tone by targeting sun damage, lines and pigmentation.
- Vitalize Peel
A SkinMedica peel that is considered to have medium intensity. The Vitalize peel addresses an uneven skin tone that occurs as a result of acne scarring or pigmentation and will treat mild to moderate skin imperfections overall.
- Rejuvenize Peel
A deep chemical peel designed by SkinMedica that treats moderate to severe skin imperfections. Natural aging that results in wrinkles, uneven skin tone and poor skin texture benefit specifically from the Rejuvenize peel.
Other facial resurfacing procedures include microdermabrasion (otherwise known as the Parisian peel) as well as dermaplaning, both of which consist of exfoliation and light abrasion that helps reduce the appearance of damaged skin.
Your clinician will help you choose the best formulation for your skin type. After a thorough evaluation of your skin, you can learn more about the different chemical peels available and find the solution that is right for you.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
A chemical peel provides subtle rejuvenation by removing the surface layers of the skin. The chemicals contained in each peel may include trichloroacetic acid, phenol and alphahydroxy acids that penetrate the epidermis and take off your skin’s outer imperfections.
A clinician can fine-tune the formula of your chemical peel to suit your needs, either by applying a particular amount of product or adjusting the length of time it remains on your skin. Afterward, you will experience some side effects depending on the type of peel you receive.
For lighter chemical peels, you can expect your skin to appear slightly red and feel mildly irritated after your treatment. Medium peels often result in similar side effects, but may also involve some mild skin flaking. Deeper chemical peels may require additional downtime and cause redness, crusting and peeling.