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Chemical peels can help with fine lines, sun damage, dark pigment, and acne. They can help to give you a better overall skin tone. We offer multiple different types of chemical peels at New Leaf Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Some peels are very mild and could be done on your lunch break. A deeper peel could have you peeling for 10 days or more. People who get peels more frequently usually have a less drastic peel than people getting peels for the first time.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a chemical solution to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and more. The solution is composed of acids that remove layers of dead and damaged skin. After the gradual peeling process, brighter and smoother skin will be revealed.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
Chemical peel treatments come in three main types: light, medium, and deep. The level of peel will depend on your skin type, needs, and aesthetic goals.
Light chemical peels are commonly recommended to patients with fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, or damaged skin. Since the chemical solution for the treatment is light, improvement is seen after a series of sessions. There is no downtime, and you can resume your regular activities. You may need to avoid saunas, hot showers, or heavy exercise for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
For those who have uneven skin tone, age spots, acne scarring, or fine to moderate wrinkles, a medium chemical peel is recommended. These skin concerns form in the middle layer of the skin. The level of acid in a medium chemical peel can reach this area to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Expect a little downtime for a week or more after the treatment.
Deeper peels are ideal for harsh skin issues and are able to reach down into the deeper skin layers. Although they can require a fair amount of recovery time, they create incredibly effective rejuvenation results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is safe and effective for candidates who want to improve skin issues like hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and mild to moderate wrinkles. It is an excellent option for patients who want to restore their youthful facial aesthetic without going under the knife.
Individuals with a history of abnormal skin scarring or skin hypersensitivity may not be good candidates for the treatment.
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What pain will I have?
What will it cost?
The cost of a chemical peel treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the needs of each individual. A detailed price quote will be given at your consultation after your treatment plan has been developed.
How long will it take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes, and you will go home the same day.
What medications should I take or avoid taking with my chemical peel treatment?
You need to hold any retinol products for a week before your chemical peel. You need to be off Accutane for a year before your procedure.
What is the recovery?
Peeling and new skin formation will last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Avoid picking or pulling at the peeling skin as this can cause scarring. Avoid makeup until the peeling is complete. Post-procedure products should be used until the peeling is complete.
What are the risks?
The risks of chemical peels include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, poor cosmesis, need for multiple treatments, hyper/hypopigmentation, allergic reaction, injury to unborn child, skin necrosis, rebound breakout, rash, cardiac/pulmonary/stroke events, etc.
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Schedule an informative consultation in our Fort Worth, TX, cosmetic facility to learn more about the chemical peel treatment. Our team will help guide you throughout the entire process and address any questions or concerns you have along the way.