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 chemical or enzyme peels can also be used for improvement of the skin on your hands and neck.
One of the least invasive of all cosmetic procedures for skin improvement, Dr. Stanislaw uses chemical peels for treating uneven skin, such as wrinkles, spots or scars due to acne, aging or sun exposure.
Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
If you are in Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Greenwich or Avon and have abnormal pigmentation or scarring, or pale freckled skin, you may be a good candidate for chemical peels.
How does a chemical peel work?
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 chemical peel?
The recovery from a chemical peel depends on the type of peel you opted 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 a medium peel, 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 vitamin C and E. After 10 days you can use a 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, extent of the peel. Still, you will enjoy the results of improved texture and quality to 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.