What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are a great way to improve the appearance of your skin. With this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. Additionally, areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.
How can a chemical peel help me?
Peels are the perfect treatment if you are looking to:
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild acne scars
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Improve the overall look and feel of skin
After a chemical peel, the skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say “broad spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Am I a candidate for peels?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic procedures, such as laser resurfacing, IPL photofacial, Botox, or cosmetic fillers. Our aesthetic medical providers can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.
Chemical peels coming in January 2020!
If you live in the greater Orlando area, and you want to schedule peels at Doctor Iggy Aesthetic Medicine, they will be available in January 2020. Until then, please check out the other aesthetic services we provide. We look forward to seeing you!