First impressions matter most, and nothing creates a bigger impression than healthy, glowing skin. Over the years, acne and the elements result in fine lines, discoloration, wrinkles, and scarring. Chemical peels are an affordable option to achieve healthy looking skin and are typically recommended on a monthly or quarterly basis.
Peel solutions are applied to the skin, removing one or more of its layers to acheive the patient’s desired result. While mostly applied to the face, this procedure can be done on other areas as well, like the neck, chest, back and buttocks.
Peeling solutions vary from patient to patient, depending on a number of factors. Either phenol, trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or alphahydroxy acid (or combination thereof) is chosen as the active ingredient in the peel. These procedures are highly individualized, which is why it is very important to seek the care of an experienced doctor such as Dr. Nazarian.
Levels Of Chemical Peeling
There are three levels of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep.
A light peel removes the outermost layer of skin. Done once a month for continued results, this is a good choice for people with fine lines, dry skin buildups, uneven pigmentation, or acne. Patients with sensitive skin may experience mild stinging while the solution is on their skin.
Medium depth peels are designed for moderate wrinkles, light scars, or uneven pigmentation. They remove both the outer and middle layers of skin, so patients may experience stinging or burning during the procedure with redness persisting for usually a couple weeks afterward. They are typically performed every 3 to twelve months to maintain a fresh glow.
A deep peel removes skin down to its deepest layer and is used to treat deep imperfections like wrinkles, precancerous growths, or sun damage. A local anesthetic may be necessary to manage discomfort during the procedure, and doctors may prescribe painkillers afterward. The recovery period is longer, up to three months, but the dramatic results can last for up to two to five years.
Though not as invasive as other methods, scheduling a consultation with an experienced physician is vital no matter the depth of treatment. When performed by a reputable doctor, the results are lasting and promote more youthful skin.
For more information or to schedule a Chemical Peel consultation, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 659-0500 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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