How are Chemical Peels Performed?

wrinkle-filler-impressions-300x199The chemical peel procedure has some aspects which can vary, depending upon the kind of peel – light, medium, or dark. However, all skin peel procedures, no matter the kind, follow some of the same basic steps:

• You can receive a chemical peel at a surgery center, doctor’s office, or hospital by a trained and certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist.
• If you are having a deep chemical peel, or if you just want help relaxing, you can be given a sedative.
• Your skin will be cleaned by the doctor, and if needed, he or she will put a topical anesthetic on the area being treated.
• The chemical peel solution will then be applied by the doctor. The formula is custom made, according to your specific needs. You will likely feel a stinging or tingling sensation while the peel is being applied.
• Once the solution has been on your skin for the right amount of time, it is rinsed off with water. An ointment will then be applied to soothe your skin. A lot of times after a deep chemical peel, a thick layer of petroleum jelly is applied.
• You’ll then be told about aftercare. You may be prescribed a mild pain reliever for any discomfort, especially after a deep chemical peel.
• Depending upon the depth of the chemical peel and your skin condition, you may need multiple treatments to get the results you desire.

All in all, it is a simple procedure. In our office, Dr. Steven will sit down and talk with you so that you understand the various types of peels. He’ll discuss your skin type with you and recommend the best type of peel for your skin. You can feel confident that you will be treated like an individual and get the best treatment and customer service available from all of our trained staff. Contact us today so we can discuss your options for getting a chemical peel.

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