Chemical Peels are acidic solutions used to rejuvenate the surface of your skin. The solution acts on the outermost skin layers – causing them to disintegrate and be “peeled” away to reveal the underlying, unaffected skin.
There are different types of facial peels ranging from mild to deep depending on the severity of the skin conditions to be treated. Mild peels usually consist of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) while deeper peels are made from trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Your Trillium Creek Dermatology cosmetic experts have the training and experience needed to determine the best solution for you based on your skin type.
Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. The solution is then applied to small areas on the skin. Most patients experience a warm sensation that usually lasts up to 10 minutes. Stronger treatments will have a greater skin reaction.
After treatment, your skin will have a healthy, rosy glow. You may experience some shedding of the skin from a light peel. The effect is similar to a sunburn. Medium to deep peels may result in swelling and blisters, followed by a peeling of the skin. This peeling generally lasts up to 1 week.
Your skin will look and feel smoother and tighter. A series of four light peels are usually recommended for longer-lasting results. It is essential that you avoid any sun exposure following a peel. Your new skin is sensitive and therefore susceptible to injury. Applying sunblock on a daily basis is highly recommended to maintain results. Your Trillium Creek Dermatology cosmetic experts will recommend a proper skincare regimen to help you maintain your fresh new skin.