What Are Chemical Peels and What Can They Achieve?

woman touching soft cheek and smile with clean and fresh skinYour skin is exposed daily to outside elements. Along with the natural process of aging, you will likely notice changes to your skin with time. This includes the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation problems, and even sun damage. Thanks to advanced solutions in the field of dermatology and plastic surgery, doctors have many different ways to address these issues for patients. Dr. Stan Castor is a doctor at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, who may recommend to you the benefits of chemical peels.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that uses special acids to remove the top layers of skin. The peel removes dead skin cells, improves skin texture and tone, and helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. It can be used to treat sun damage, acne, age spots, fine lines, freckles, uneven pigmentation, or scars.

Chemical peels are available in different strengths depending on your desired results. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates into your skin’s layers. The mildest chemical peels are surface peels, and the strongest are deep peels. The deeper, more aggressive peels require more downtime than surface peels, but a single treatment can achieve the same results as several surface peels combined.

What Is Expected During Recovery Following My Chemical Peel?

After the procedure, your skin may be sensitive for several days as it heals. This is especially true with the more aggressive peels. More superficial, lighter peels will often cause redness for a day, maybe two, that can be easily disguised with cosmetics. With proper care of the skin during the recovery process, you should see noticeable improvements in the appearance of your skin within one to two weeks after treatment.

Schedule a Visit To Find Out if You Are a Candidate for Chemical Peels

Dr. Stan Castor of Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of skill and experience in providing facial and body procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. If you are located in the Tampa, FL, area and want to speak to him about chemical peels, call 813-971-2000 for your consultation visit.

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