Patients of all ages have become increasingly interested in non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Serure and his team understand that, as beauty evolves, so must the treatments to manage aging. We want to ensure that each patient has access to the therapies that will provide them with the greatest benefit. In addition to surgical rejuvenation, we offer treatments to manage the ongoing need for healthy, vibrant skin. Chemical peels are one form of care that we discuss with our patients.
The purpose of a chemical peel is to gently remove the uppermost layer of skin. This method of exfoliation relies on the interaction between skin cells and a formulation of chemicals. Treatment involves the application of a precisely-formulation solution, which remains on the skin for a specified duration of time. These variables allow us to customize each peel to the patient’s skin type, tone, and desired outcome.
Chemical peels can be applied to address concerns such as:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Photoaging, or sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven tone and texture
- Enlarged pores
What to Expect from a Chemical Peel
Chemical peels range in strength from mild to deep. Mild peels can be done on a lunch hour. The gentle nature of ingredients such as glycolic acid produces very little redness and only minor flaking for a day or two. The mild peel is ideal for patients who want a jump start on their anti-aging routine, or who want to maintain the results of other types of treatment. Medium peels may cause the skin to look slightly sunburned for a few days. Peeling will be a little more pronounced, requiring a short recovery period. This does not mean that treatment is painful, just that you may not want to be at work with flaking skin. When a deep chemical peel is selected, we suggest scheduling when four to five days can be spent out of the sun.
Regardless of the strength of a peel, the rejuvenating effects are beautiful. Patients can enjoy fresher, brighter, more youthful-looking skin for weeks – or months – after treatment. See how chemical peels can help you age beautifully. Call 305.669.0184.