Chemical peels are an ideal treatment option for patients who want to rejuvenate their skin and take years off their appearance. We all know that time takes a toll on our skin. Years spent in the sun, acne scars, and the natural aging process can leave your skin texture uneven. The gradual appearance of wrinkles may even make you unable to recognize the person you see in the mirror. At Pure Skin Dermatology, Dr. Grayman and the team offer powerful anti-aging services like chemical peels that can help Orlando residents reveal clearer, smoother skin.
Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the body or that we shed our entire skin naturally once a month? After this process, the body immediately begins the healing process by replenishing and reproducing skin cells. Chemical peels are built upon this process. They work to remove the outermost layers of damaged skin, making way for healthy, new skin cells to develop in its place.
Chemical peels can address:
- Fine lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun Spots
- Age Spots
There are three types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep.
Superficial peels – They do not require anesthesia and patients are free to return to daily activities after the procedure. Skin may turn pink, but heals quickly with minimal peeling.
Medium peels – They cause a second-degree burn of the skin and usually require several days off work for recovery. Patients will need to wait for up to a week before applying makeup.
Deep peels – Cause a deeper second-degree burn and require up to two weeks for skin regrowth. Most patients require several weeks off work and complete peeling may take up to a few months.
Depending on the issue, patients may need more than one peel to achieve desired results. In preparation for the peel, it is advised that patients avoid retinols and prescription medication. This allows the skin to peel more smoothly and new skin to be even in color and texture.
Recovery from chemical peels varies, dependent on the level of peel. Many patients will need to use cosmetics to help blend skin tone between areas that have had chemical peels and those that haven’t. It is important to avoid sun exposure during the healing process.
If you are looking for an effective way to eliminate imperfections and uncover a beautiful, even skin texture and tone, call our office today and schedule a consultation. Our team is full of specialists who are skilled in the use of chemical peels to rejuvenate your appearance.