Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels, or medical grade chemical peels, are facial treatments that penetrate the middle layer of the skin, removing damaged cells and stimulating the growth of new ones. Thanks to this rejuvenating process, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and shallow scars practically disappear. Deep chemical peels also brighten and tighten the face to give a younger, fresher look to the treated skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Deep Chemical Peels?
Deep chemical peels are often recommended for patients who wish to minimize:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Fine to moderate lines
- Skin discoloring
What Happens During a Deep Chemical Peel?
Whether you choose a superficial chemical peel or a deep peel, it is important to prepare your skin. Dr. Beaty recommends cleansing the skin twice daily for 10 to 14 days prior to the treatment. While it’s always a good idea to wear sunscreen, it’s especially important to apply a medical grade sunscreen, such as Elta MD, daily in the weeks before and after a deep chemical peel.
During a medical grade chemical peel procedure, a sedative or pain reliever may be given, and general anesthesia may also be used. Dr. Beaty will thoroughly cleanse the skin and the active ingredient will be applied. These specific peeling agents may vary according to the need of each patient.
This process may take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
What to Expect After a Medical Grade Chemical Peel
The chemical solution used for a medical grade chemical peel will cause the layers of damaged or dead skin to slough off. Some patients choose to take off work for about 2 weeks, as skin regrowth takes anywhere from 10 to 14 days. Patients should avoid sun exposure and smoking until the skin is fully healed, as new skin is more susceptible to damage.
To protect your freshly rejuvenated face, moisturize the skin and apply sunscreen daily, and avoid scratching the affected areas as it can reduce results.
What are the Side Effects of Deep Chemical Peels?
Because they penetrate the middle layers of skin, deep chemical peels may result in some side effects, including redness, peeling, and itching.
When Can Patients Expect to See Results?
Patients should expect to see results within a week or two of the chemical peel. In order to maximize the results of your chemical peel, Dr. Beaty will provide you with post-peel instructions at the time treatment.
Achieve Smoother Skin with a Deep Chemical Peel in Metro Atlanta
Longing for a fresher, more youthful complexion? Turn to the experts at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in Alpharetta and Midtown Atlanta. Call (770) 753-0053 or go online to book your consultation today!