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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels | Suria Plastic Surgery FLWhat is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines, especially on the face. The chemical solution removes outer layers of skin that are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems. Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells that are untainted by the previous skin condition. Chemical peels may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.

Chemical Peels Benefit

Chemical peels are a great addition to complement your at-home skin care regimen. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive, but also one of the most effective, ways to improve the appearance of your skin. There are several different types of chemical peels, so it is important to discuss options with your skin care professional. When done safely, a regimen of chemical peels can greatly improve the overall texture and brightness of the skin.

Chemical Peels 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

Chemical Peel Treatment

At the time of your procedure, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results. There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. The surgeon will select what is best for the patient based on their skin condition, color, and desired result.

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils. A solution is then carefully applied and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin. At this point, the skin will turn white, displaying a frost-like effect. The skin is then neutralized and cleansed. Finally, an ointment is applied to the skin to aid in healing.

Types of Chemical Peels:

  • Glycolic Acid Peel
  • Salicylic Acid Peel
  • Modified Jessner’s Peel
  • Jessner’s Peel

Glycolic Acid Peel

Great for rejuvenating the skin by improving texture, shallowness, mottled pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and acne. A series of 6 peels is recommended for the best results. The perfect skin refresher!

Salicylic Acid Peel

This peel exfoliates the outer surface of the skin and is great for oily or acneic skin. A series of 6 peels is recommended.

Modified Jessner’s Peel

This peel is great for hyperpigmentation and stubborn acne. Peeling and flaking occurs 24 to 48 hours after the procedure and may continue for 3 – 5 days. A minimum series of 3 peels is recommended.

Jessner’s Peel

This peel is great for correcting hyperpigmentation, stimulating collagen production and correcting acne. Peeling lasts approximately 3 – 7 days. A minimum of 3 peels is recommended.

Chemical Peel Recovery

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. An ointment and dressings are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize swelling. The skin will have a pinkish color, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the procedure, which can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given by the surgeon. Recovery time varies depending upon the extent of the chemical peel.

Suria Plastic Surgery provides the best treatments throughout Miami & Fort Lauderdale in South Florida (FL). Our physicians are highly experienced to provide a safe treatment and natural results. For more details on our procedures and to schedule your complimentary consultation, call 954-472-8355 or email us at info@suriaplasticsurgery.com


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