A chemical peel is a procedure where a chemical solution is used to smooth your skin’s texture through the removal of the damaged outer layers of the skin. Even though they are primarily used on the face, mild chemicals or enzyme peels can also be used for the improvement of the skin on your hands and neck.
One of the least invasive of all cosmetic procedures for skin rejuvenation, Dr. Stanislaw uses chemical peels for treating uneven skin, such as wrinkles, acne scars, signs of aging, or damage caused by sun exposure.
Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
If you are in Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Greenwich, or Avon and have acne scarring, mild sun damage, uneven skin tone, or fine lines and wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for chemical peels.
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel uses a blend of exfoliating ingredients to slough off the surface layer(s) of dead skin cells. This deep exfoliation reveals brighter, healthy skin. Depending on the texture and color of your skin, Dr. Stanislaw customizes the formula of the chemical peel based on your unique skin and needs. The peel may contain Trichloroacetic acid, and/or alphahydroxy acids.
Your treatment could be:
- A light or superficial peel, which is performed by the aesthetician, and can be done as a single peel or as a series of peels.
- A medium-depth chemical peel, which is performed by Dr. Stanislaw, is a stronger peel and is usually performed as a single treatment.
What is the recovery period from a chemical peel?
The recovery from a chemical peel depends on the type of peel you opt for.
- Light peel – This is more of a superficial treatment and does not require any recovery time. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure.
- Medium peel – After medium-depth chemical peels, you will have to use a Vaseline-like product on your skin for seven to ten days. After 10 days, you can wear mineral-based makeup until the mild pinkness of your skin resolves.
How long will my results last?
To make your results last longer it is important to use a good quality sunblock with zinc oxide, as well as, topical retinoids, and topical vitamins C and E. After 10 days you can use mineral-based makeup, such as Jane Iredele. Since your face will be very sensitive, it is important to not use additional skin creams or makeup for one month.
With aging and continuous movement of the facial muscles, the wrinkles may eventually return. This depends on the location as well as the extent of the peel. Still, you will enjoy the results of improved texture and quality of your skin and a fresh and youthful appearance.
Patients interested in chemical peels can contact Dr. Stanislaw at Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center by calling 860-404-6133.
How long does a chemical peel last?
Results from a superficially chemical peel can last between one and two months. A medium-depth peel’s results can last between two and six months, and the results of a deep peel can last forever.