Heal the Skin with a Chemical Peel

Published on July 6, 2018

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and wondering why your skin isn’t glowing? Don’t you wish your skin could continue to look youthful throughout the aging process? Chemical peels are some of the most effective skin-resurfacing treatments available for irregular skin pigmentation, wrinkles, and facial blemishes.

Chemical peels have been around for centuries – people from ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt have used this technique to get smooth beautiful skin. The popularity of chemical peels has grown significantly, and the results are almost immediate. It is an outpatient procedure, which means that you can go home once the treatment is complete.

The Advantages of Choosing Chemical Peels

The most common advantage of chemical peels is the change in skin complexion. It becomes more refined, smoother, brighter, and more youthful. The overall look and feel of your skin improve significantly in just a single treatment.

A chemical peel can do the following:

• Assist in clearing up breakouts
• Noticeably reduce discoloration due to sun damage
• Improve effectiveness of skin-care products, as the chemical peel allows for deeper product penetration into your skin tissues
• Eliminate superficial scars and other imperfections
• Encourage growth of skin cells and collagen, which gives your complexion a radiant appearance
• Enhance texture, tone, and clarity of your skin
• Improve skin hydration considerably
• Smooth away wrinkles and fine lines

Getting Ready for a Chemical Peel

To get the best results from a chemical peel, it is important that you prepare properly. When you are consulting with Dr. Keegan, he will ask questions about your medical history. If you have any liver, kidney, or heart conditions, be sure to let Dr. Keegan know.

Dr. Keegan will conduct a physical examination to determine which chemical peel will be most beneficial for your skin. If you have been suffering from cold sores, Dr. Keegan will ask you to take a prescribed antiviral medicine.

Assuming Dr. Keegan recommends a light chemical peel, he will ask you to apply glycolic acid lotion every day for two weeks before your treatment for best results. Dr. Keegan may suggest using a retinoid cream, as they decrease the time for treatment while quickening the healing process.

Since your skin is vulnerable after a chemical peel, you must take care of it after treatment. For the next four weeks, you will need to apply sunscreen every day, as it ensures uniform pigmentation throughout the treated areas.

Discontinue waxing or using any other product for removing unwanted hair. If you’re interested in a facial scrub, massage, or bleaching, you should avoid getting it for a week before your chemical peel.

Will You Need Sedation Before Getting a Chemical Peel?

If you are coming in for a light or medium chemical peel, you won’t need any sedation or anesthetic. For a deep chemical peel, a local anesthetic will be administered, along with full or mild sedation.

Finding Out More

A chemical peel can rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Leo Keegan, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to tell you more about the process during a consultation. Contact our office today to get started.