Here at Jefferson Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of proper skin care. That’s why we use a combination of well-researched science and medicine to treat skin issues. We offer a wide array of skin care services and skin care products to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and smooth. Of course, the services that are right for you will depend on the skin care issue that you wish to treat. Among our Philadelphia patients, chemical peels are one of the most successful skin care treatments that we offer.
Chemical Peel Candidates
Chemical peels are recommended for patients with sun damaged skin, freckles, acne, acne scarring, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. If you are suffering from any of these skin conditions, you will most likely benefit from a chemical peel. After a consultation, our medical aesthetician will be able to determine how many layers need to be penetrated to produce desirable results. The depth of your peel will depend on your natural skin tone and the severity of your skin damage.
The Chemical Peel Procedure
A chemical peel procedure involves a thorough cleansing of the skin with top-of-the-line skin care products. Once the skin is completely free of product and other deposits, our aesthetician will apply the chemical solution to the skin. These chemicals naturally exfoliate dead skin, revealing fresh layers of skin and helping to rejuvenate your skin naturally.
Chemical Peel Recovery
Chemical peels are non-invasive and non-surgical; patients can leave our Philadelphia office as soon as the chemical peel procedure is complete. At this time, patients may feel a slight burning and/or stinging sensation as a result of the peel. This can be alleviated by applying a cool compress to the skin. Patients may also use over-the-counter pain medications to relieve discomfort. Be sure to regularly apply healing ointment and stay out of the sun for a couple of weeks after surgery to achieve the best possible results.
Chemical Peel Side Effects
Side effects after chemical peels are normal and they should fade within a couple of weeks of surgery. Side effects include:
- Facial discomfort
- Skin irritation
- Skin peeling and flaking
Chemical Peel Risks
Like any procedure, there are some potential risks involved with a chemical peel. During your consultation at Jefferson Plastic Surgery, our medical aesthetician will discuss possible risks with you. You may be at a greater risk of experiencing complications if you:
- Have taken acne medication (Isotretinoin) in the past six months
- Have a darker complexion
- Have a pale complexion
- Are pregnant
- Have facial issues like warts, abnormal skin pigmentation, or keloids
If If you have any of these conditions, we may recommend another procedure to help with your skin care issues.
The chance of experiencing complications is relatively low, but they are possible. Risks include:
- Unfavorable healing
Chemical Peel Results
The results of a chemical peel depend on the depth of the peel. In most cases, patients will see improvements to skin texture and tone, and a decrease in fine lines. The best way to prolong the results of a chemical is to stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen on a daily basis, and practice a good skin care routine.
Philadelphia Chemical Peels - Consultations
At our Philadelphia practice, chemical peels produce excellent skin care results. Schedule your chemical peel consultation with our skilled medical aesthetician.