A chemical peel, also known chemical exfoliation or derma-peeling, is a technique that uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels are a way to promote the growth of a new layer of skin that is smoother and younger-looking.
Dermatologists at VITAL apply precise formulas adjusted to your specific needs.
A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons – to enhance your appearance and self-confidence – but it may be a good solution skin pigmentation and the softening of acne scars. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a chemical peel is through a consultation with a Doctor at VITAL.
A chemical peel is a good option if you:
Preparation for your chemical peel at VITAL will depend on the type of peel you are having.
Your doctor may recommend a specific type of topical treatment during the 2-4 weeks before the procedure. It is also very important to be apply proper sun protection after the chemical peel takes place, to protect the delicate new skin.
After preparing the skin, the chemical peel is applied and the amount of time it stays on your skin differs according to the type of chemical peel. Some types of chemical peels are removed a few minutes after application while other types can be kept on the skin for several hours.
The whole process takes less than an hour and the doctor will discuss with you what you need to do to remove the peel at home. During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to somewhat hot sensation, which lasts about five to 10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses may be applied to help alleviate this stinging. A deeper peel may require pain medication during or after the procedure.
After the procedure the doctor will give a detailed description onwhat specific treatments you need to use for the period after the peel.
The results from your chemical peel depend on the peel treatment used. In general you should expect the following alteration in your skin:
Follow-up with the doctor at VITAL is the best way to ensure long-lasting results from your chemical peel.
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