If you are unsure of your facial skin, have you thought of chemical peels? The technique helps remove your outer layer skin surface, allowing the growth of healthy and glowing skin. It has a shorter recovery time, providing instant, long-lasting results. Besides, chemical peels allow you to address several skin imperfections in a single treatment. Fort Worth chemical peels specialist Kiran Polavarapu, MD, offers advanced and top-quality care to meet your personalized concerns. This article will guide you on what you should know before having a chemical peel.
What are chemical peels?
They are beauty procedures that involve your provider applying a chemical solution to your face to correct various skin concerns. The solutions enhance exfoliating and peeling away of the old skin, allowing the formation of new, rejuvenated skin.
The new skin has fewer scars, wrinkles, and blemishes, enhancing a rejuvenated appearance.
At Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC, Dr. Polavarapu makes and mixes the chemical peel solutions to address your specific skin concerns. Here are among the available types of chemical peels.
It’s a chemical peel with moderate concentration; your provider uses it to address slight skin discoloration or unsmooth skin.
It involves a medium-strength chemical peel that eliminates the appearance of adding signs, including wrinkles, age spots, wrinkles, and some form of skin discoloration.
It’s a highly concentrated chemical peel that gets through your skin’s deep layers to remove age spots, freckles, moderate wrinkles, and medium scars. It enhances exceptional results, and you can only have the treatment once.
Who can benefit from a chemical peel?
Your provider evaluates your skin’s health and discusses your treatment goals to identify whether you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. A chemical peel can be helpful if you have the following skin issues.
- Crow’s feet
- Skin laxity
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Sun-damaged skin
People with light skin tone are likely to experience better results, while a chemical peel may not provide satisfying results if you have a dark skin tone.
Are chemical peels painful?
Most people tolerate the discomfort that occurs with chemical peel treatment. Superficial peels are tender, and you may only experience slight redness, stinging, and crusting. However, with medium and deep peels, you will become more sensitive and experience severe stinging.
Usually, your provider provides creams and gels to apply after your chemical peel procedure to reduce any discomfort, irritation, and redness.
What to expect after a chemical peel procedure?
The recovery and aftercare of a chemical peel are different for every type of chemical peel. Typically, healing occurs a week or so after a superficial peel.
Your skin may take 7-14 days to heal for a medium chemical peel. You are likely to experience swollen eyelids and skin blisters before the skin can crust and peel away.
A deep chemical peel takes about 14-21 days to heal. You stay in bandages during the recovery time while soaking your skin daily. You may require moisturizers and ointments to promote healing.
Chemical peels increase your skin sensitivity to the sun; hence you may need to wear sunscreen to prevent sun damage.
Contact Polavarapu Plastic Surgery today to see how you can benefit from chemical peels.