Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a perfect solution for those who would like to remove sunspots, scars caused by acne, and other unsightly blemishes. Facial rejuvenation procedures, like chemical peels, are almost always outpatient procedures; this means that it can be performed in a doctor’s office, rather than a hospital. Additionally, having an outpatient procedure reduces costs (as patients do not have to pay an operating room fee). Lastly, it means that after the peel (which typically takes about an hour) the patient is able to relax and recover in the comfort of his or her own home.

Chemical peels can cause a light burning and stinging sensation, which, on average, only lasts about ten minutes, but varies depending on the intensity of the chemical peel and the sensitivity of the patient’s skin. Recovery time will also depend on the intensity of the peel. Those who need to have a superficial peel, can recover in as little as a few days. However, patients who opt for a deep peel will need approximately three weeks to recover. Since there are many different variations of chemical peels, procedure and recovery lengths will vary.

Doctors have the ability to customize the procedure to the patient’s needs, so this procedure is perfect for almost any person who is unhappy with his or her skin and would like a smoother, more even complexion.

If you feel this procedure is right for you, please visit a dermatologist or plastic surgeon that specializes in skin rejuvenation in order to find the best option for your skin.

Chemical Peel Treatment for Skin Scarring

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There are many things in life that cause the skin to appear damaged or to lack a healthy look. Ordinary aging, acne and exposure to the sun caused the skin to become spotted, wrinkled, scarring and even changes in the skin tone. A chemical peel removes the damaged layers and brings newer healthier cells to the visible surface.

Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation
Chemical peels improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution. This solution causes the outer layer of cells (dead skin) to slough off or to eventually peel off. The newly exposed regenerated layer of skin is shows less signs of damage in most cases. It is usually smoother, clearer and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Some chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license using over the counter products. This is not recommended it is best to enlist the expertise of professional help from a dermatologist, esthetician, plastic surgeon, or otolaryngologist. These professionals can best determine the type of derma peel suited best for you.

Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.

You can improve:
• Acne or acne scars
• Age and liver spots
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Freckles
• Irregular skin pigmentation
• Rough skin and scaly patches
• Scars
• Sun-damaged skin