Various factors such as aging and sun damage can make the skin appear blotchy, rough, wrinkled, or dull. An effective non-surgical method to rejuvenate the skin is chemical peels. A chemical peel procedure is created to resurface the uppermost skin layers using a peeling mechanism.
Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths and types. These peels should be administered by a skilled and experienced provider for safe and sustainable results.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides a range of chemical peels to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.
People with minor skin issues may be recommended to use superficial peels. These kinds of peels can be administered on all types of skin with negligible risk of complications. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, and does not involve anesthesia. Further, it causes little to no discomfort during and post-treatment.
A practice that offers superficial peels will usually make use of a mild type of glycolic acid. The healing happens fast after the treatment with no need for downtime in a majority of the cases. The skin can turn pink for certain duration of time, but this can be hidden using make-up until it is fully healed.
While these peels are also carried out on an outpatient basis, they typically involve some amount of downtime. The peeling agent most commonly used for medium peels is TCA acid. This chemical goes deeper into the skin than a superficial peel. The patient can use makeup after about a week when the skin has healed adequately.
There is minimal discomfort or pain after the peel procedure. The skin turns reddish brown in the areas that are treated in about two or three days and subsequently becomes flaky. Peeling and flaking will happen over the next few days to unveil younger, brighter skin.
For candidates seeking significant skin improvement without surgery, deep peels provide maximum strength treatments. These peels contain stronger concentrations of TCA that remove the uppermost layers of the skin. The growth of new skin takes approximately two weeks after a deep peel procedure.
A majority of the patients will need about a week or two off from work or social engagements. The redness in the skin will completely subside in three weeks in most cases. Complete results will be visible over several, and substantial improvements can be seen once the full results are established.
Advantages of Chemical Face Peels
Chemical peels are used to provide a radiant and more youthful look and improve blotchy, wrinkled, and sun damaged skin. The mild chemical peel enhances the skin texture, softens acne scars, and decreases damage caused by the sun.
The medium peel is also effective on acne. The medium peel also smoothes fine lines, and improves pigmentation issues such as age spots. The deep chemical peel can treat skin damaged by the sun, remove coarse and deep wrinkles, and eliminate pre-cancerous growths.
Innovative and righteous Dr. Landon McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other neighborhoods and cities in this vibrant part of the nation for chemical peels.
McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.
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