As we age, the signs of daily life begin to show on our skin in the form of fine lines, freckles and minor scars and spots. While applying makeup can help to camouflage these imperfections, chemical peels offer a long-lasting solution.
Chemical peels work by using a specially formulated solution that penetrates the skin, smoothing the texture and removing the damaged outer layers. If you’re considering a chemical peel, here are the answers to some common questions.
Are all chemical peels the same? Chemical peels come in three different strengths. The mildest formulas are alphahydroxy acids (AHAs). Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is medium strength, and phenol is the strongest. Each formula is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the individual patient.
Do chemical peels require anesthesia? Most chemical peel procedures are quick and easy, and do not require anesthesia or a sedative. If you have anxiety regarding the procedure, your best course of action is to speak with your doctor about it during your consultation.
What skin issues can a chemical peel correct? Chemical peels can help to improve the appearance of acne and acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots or liver spots, freckles, uneven skin tone, rough skin, scars and areas of sun damage. Chemical peels are not ideal for treating deep facial lines, removing broken capillaries or deep scars, or for changing pore size.
When will I see results? Results and recovery times will vary, depending on the strength of the chemical peel. 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. Results will be visible once these temporary symptoms subside. All procedures require adequate sun protection to protect the new skin.
Cosmetic Dermatology in Grosse Pointe
To learn more about chemical peels or another cosmetic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are located in Grosse Pointe, and you can book an appointment at 313.886.2600. We look forward to hearing from you!
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