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Chemical Peels; What to Know

Are you tired of your face looking old and worn out? You might want to try chemical peels. Most of the time we are not in control of what happens to our skin, especially when it is due to aging. But that does not mean you cannot change how you want to look. There are various cosmetic treatments to transform your skin appearance, including Fort Worth chemical peels. Dr. Polavarapu offers a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired look. Here is what you should know about chemical peels.

What are chemical peels?

It involves a chemical solution that causes peeling off your old skin to enhance a new and rejuvenated skin. Your provider applies the chemical solution to your face, causing your skin to exfoliate. With time new skin forms that have no blemishes.

Dr. Polavarapu, a chemical peel specialist at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, has the skills and expertise in chemical peel solutions. She offers various levels of chemical peels, including the following.

Superficial peels

These chemical peels are moderate and ideal for improving less severe skin discoloration and rough skin.

Medium peels

It is a bit stronger and more effective for minimizing wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. It also reduces some forms of skin discoloration.

Deep peels

It is a more advanced chemical peel. Deep peels penetrate deep into your skin to eliminate age spots, freckles, shallow scars, and moderate wrinkles. They provide exceptional results, and you can only have the procedure done once.

Are you a candidate for a chemical peel?

Usually, your provider discusses your concerns and evaluates your skin health during your consultation to check whether you qualify for a chemical peel. A chemical peel may benefit you if you have hyperpigmentation, aging skin, skin laxity, crow’s feet, acne scars, or sun-damaged skin.

However, light-skinned people tend to have more successful results, unlike people with dark skin. Hence, if you have dark skin chemical peels may not work for you.

Are chemical peels painful?

A chemical peel procedure is comfortable and well tolerable. Depending on the type of chemical peels, the experiences might be different.

Superficial peels are gentle, however, you may encounter redness, mild stinging, and crusting. Deep and medium chemical peels may cause severe stinging and increase skin sensitivity. Luckily, your provider gives gels and creams to apply after your procedure to calm your irritation and discomfort.

What to expect after a chemical peel procedure?

The recovery is different for every type of chemical peel. For superficial peels, your skin heals within a week or less.

Medium chemical peels may take up to two weeks for recovery. You may experience swollen eyelids and blisters on your skin, which crust and peel away afterward.

 A deep peel recovery occurs from 14 to 21 days. Your skin remains wrapped in bandages, and you need to soak your skin daily during this time. Your provider instructs you to apply moisturizers and special ointments to promote your skin healing.

Chemical peels increase your skin sensitivity to the sun. Hence it is essential to wear sunscreen among other protective wear when out in the sun.

Call Polavarapu Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.

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