What is an Advanced Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure in which a chemical solution is applied topically to the skin (usually of the face) to remove the outer layer of skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Your skin looks brighter, and skincare products are absorbed better after treatment. Peels differ in their strength, and more aggressive forms go deeper to provide more benefit but also require more downtime. J Sweat Plastic Surgery offers three mild chemical peels by SkinMedica to lighten your skin, reduce pore size, improve acne and stimulate new skin cell growth.
Illuminize Peel – This is the gentlest of the 3 peels and is appropriate for mild skin imperfections as determined by Dr. Sweat and his team. This peel helps brighten overall appearance of skin with minimal downtime. Visible results after 1 peel.
Vitalize Peel – This is a medium level peel. It is appropriate for mild to moderate skin imperfections as determined by Dr. Sweat and his team. This peel smooths the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. After 1 peel you will notice some improvement in your skin, however, we recommend that these peels be done in a series of 3-6 peels to see maximum effect.
Rejuvenize Peel – This is the strongest of the peels, appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by Dr. Sweat and his team. This peel smooths the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. Noticeable results after just 1 peel, compelling results after 3-6 peels. Dr. Sweat and his team will consult with you to advise on the best chemical peel regimen for your skin type.
Who is a candidate?
Peels are most often recommended for aging, sun-damaged and hyper-pigmented skin, however, all skin types will benefit from a deeper peel. The appropriate type of peel for you will be determined using the Fitzpatrick Scale. Pregnant and nursing mothers are not suitable for this procedure.
Having your skin in great shape before the peel is imperative.
Sure, you can get a peel without healthy skin, but if you really want great results, healthy is definitely better. J.Sweat Plastic Surgery carries pharmaceutical grade skin care that will prep your skin for optimal results.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Days 2 and 3, skin may thicken and dark spots may look darker. By the 4th day you may notice mild peeling starting around mouth and nose. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results
A single treatment will smooth, tighten and brighten your skin leaving you with a more youthful appearance. However, a series is recommended for optimal results.