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:
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 skincare options for dark skin.
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, chest, back or hands.
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.
Just as the name implies, your skin will begin to flake or peel somewhat following your treatment. Other patients don’t experience any peeling at all, despite the exfoliation process that is occurring after treatment. Either way, 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.
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 will experience more intense peeling–sometimes peeling in “sheets” of skin–as well as redness, tightness, and possibly some tingling or itching. In these cases, there may be some social downtime, and activities such as exercise and outdoor exposure may need to be limited. It will also be key that you apply a lotion or ointment, in addition to a physical-block sunscreen, to protect your new skin from getting too much sun and wind exposure.
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.