Chemical Peel

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Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel Grosse PointeChemical peels are a popular, simple procedure to rejuvenate the look and appearance of your skin. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are three types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to strong – alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol – and formula strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. They may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.

The Procedure

Chemical peels are easily and commonly performed in Dr. Balle’s office at Grosse Pointe Dermatology.. Anesthesia is not needed or required.

In an AHA peel, the skin is cleaned and the solution applied; there is no need for “after-peel” ointment or covering. These are simple, quick procedures that are sometimes referred to as “lunch-time peels” or “no down-time peels.” During TCA and phenol peels, the skin is cleansed and solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation .Usually a moisturizer is applied after the treatment.

After the Procedure

AHA peels can cause temporary stinging, redness, irritation and flaking or crusting. Phenol and TCA peels can result in tingling or throbbing, reddened skin, a crust or scab, and significant swelling which lasts about a week, depending on the strength of the peel used. All procedures require adequate sun protection for your new skin.

Chemical peels have very mild potential side effects which are discussed at the time of your visit.

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Vi Peel®

The Vi Peel is an advanced chemical peel that combines unique ingredients to produce significant results with no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime. Patients can enjoy smoother, fuller and more vibrant skin after just one 20-minute treatment session, which can be repeated regularly to prolong results. The Vi Peel can be used to effectively treat the skin of the face, chest, hands and more.

ViPeel_logoPatients may appear slightly tan or red immediately after treatment, and skin will begin to peel after three days. Moisturizer can help patients look their best through the healing process, so that they can continue their daily routine with no worries about their appearance. The results of the Vi Peel will be visible once the peeling process is complete and will improve the tone and texture of the skin for an overall more youthful appearance.

Latisse®

Full, natural-looking eyelashes can now be achieved through a prescription treatment called Latisse®. Latisse is the first and only eyelash treatment approved by the FDA to help grow longer, fuller and darker eyelashes and treat hypotrichosis, a condition that includes having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

Latisse contains bimatoprost, an active ingredient that improves the appearance of your lashes and is often found in glaucoma medication. While the precise science of the treatment is not known, research suggests that the number of hairs and duration of the growth process are increased by bimatoprost.

latisse_logo_smThis prescription medication is applied topically to the base of the eyelashes once a day, after makeup and contact lenses have been removed and any other skincare products have already been applied. While it does not replace mascara, Latisse offers an attractive complement to help further enhance full, long and beautiful lashes.

The results of Latisse are visible after 4 weeks, with full results appearing after 16 weeks. Dr. Balle is a fully trained and experienced Latisse administrator, and is also a physician participant in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions™ program, which allows patients to earn reward points for each Latisse, BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® treatment they receive.