Revalla Plastic Surgery in Denver offers chemical peels, an excellent way to remove dead, dull surface cells, ridding yourself of damaged and uneven skin. This short procedure can have long-lasting benefits for the skin on your face, neck and chest.
With a chemical peel, you can achieve refreshed, younger-looking facial skin. To treat a wide range of skin issues, chemical peels are available in light or deep variations.
A chemical peel can treat:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- poor complexion
- uneven skin texture
- some visible scars
Chemical peels are beneficial for patients of many ages. Younger patients may wish to reduce the appearance of acne, while mature patients may deal with fine lines and wrinkles.
Patients with darker skin, however, may not be ideal patients for a chemical peel, given its ability to change some pigmentation. Please consult with us about skin care options for dark skin.
Techniques Used in the Chemical Peel
The process for applying a chemical peel is actually quite simple and can take as little as 15 minutes. First, your skin will be carefully cleansed. Next, the chemical peel solution will be applied to your face. For some patients, treatment may also be done on the neck and chest.
The solution will work for a short time on your skin before it is removed. Some patients may require more than one treatment to correct skin issues.
What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?
Just as the name implies, your skin will begin to peel somewhat following your treatment. In this process, the dead, dull skin cells on the surface are removed and fresh, young, beautiful skin is then revealed.
For a light chemical peel, this flaking should be minimal and you will not need to apply an ointment. You should, however, continue to apply a daily SPF to protect your skin.
What can I expect after a deep chemical peel?
Much like a light chemical peel, your skin will begin to shed its dull outer layers and reveal cleaner, more clear skin beneath.
With a deep chemical peel, you may experience more redness and some scabbing, and may have to limit your activities for several days. It will also be key that you apply an ointment and protect your skin from sun exposure as it will be extremely sensitive.
More Information About Chemical Peels in Denver
Dr. Lisa M. Hunsicker has been practicing medicine since 1995. Since 2001, Revalla Plastic Surgery of Denver has been providing patients with excellent, individualized cosmetic surgery results.
We encourage you to call us about an appointment. Our office phone number is 720-283-2500 or you can contact us online. We can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a light or deep chemical peel.