A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, age, lifestyle and family history all influence the health and ultimate look of your skin.
All of these factors can leave your skin tone looking wrinkled, spotted and even scarred.
A chemical peel can help your skin look smoother and more youthful.
The chemical nature of the peel solution smoothes the texture of your skin by removing damaged outer layers of the skin. The specific peel is chosen and adjusted to meet your particular needs.
Some options include:
- Lighter peel– alpha and beta hydroxyl acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and maleic acid
- Medium depth peels-the medium depth peel will address the epidermis as well as the upper part of the dermis. Most frequently used would be trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Your skin may temporarily become reddened or brown in days just after the peel. It may take up to six weeks for your skin to look normal.
Dr. Perman will discuss the process with you in detail, first addressing whether you are a candidate for a chemical peel, and if so, what depth peel would serve you best, depending on the extent of skin damage.
Your goals and tolerance for down time after the procedure will be discussed, as well as potential risks and complications.
As always your medical history, including medications, allergies and smoking history are important variables as well.
Dr. Permans priority is educating his patients. Informed patients are the best patients.