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Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel in Lubbock, TX

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A chemical peel will restore wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented, or sun-damaged facial skin by using a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers, which will improve and smooth the face’s texture. Chemical peels are available in light, medium, and deep strengths, depending on the needs of the patient. The skin care professionals at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute will analyze the patient’s skin to choose a peel type and strength that is appropriate based on their needs and goals. A stronger peel will reach deeper layers of the skin and eliminate more skin blemishes, but the patient will need a longer recovery period before the skin returns to a normal appearance. Depending on their skin type and skin care goals, patients may be advised that a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or microdermabrasion is best. The skin care professionals at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute will also take into consideration how much time the patient has for their recovery when choosing a facial treatment.

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Types of Chemical Peels

VI Peel

By combining acids and other powerful ingredients, VI Peels are able to treat a wide array of skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, mild to moderate rosacea and melasma, and acne scarring. This treatment is recommended for all skin types and can be used on the face, neck, hands, and back.

SkinMedica® Peel

With three unique options, the SkinMedica line can be utilized for a variety of purposes. Illimunize is designed to create a more bright and dynamic skin complexion. On the other hand, Vitalize can reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. Finally, Rejuvenize is best suited for patients suffering from mild to severe skin imperfections.

During/After Surgery

The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type but will vary slightly, depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure. However, it may be considered for Phenol peels. Before the treatment can begin, the face must be thoroughly cleansed. Then, the chemical agent is brushed onto the skin. Patients will experience some mild stinging at this time. The face is then washed, and a cool saline compress is applied to act as a neutralizer. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure as much as possible after the conclusion of the peel.

Chemical Peel FAQs

Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?

A chemical peel does not hurt. However, it may cause some discomfort. Most patients will feel tingling and a slight burning sensation, which will subside shortly after the procedure has been completed. Phenol peels result in a greater degree of discomfort, but the practitioner should plan for this before the procedure begins.

Combining Procedures?

It is very common to combine a chemical peel with another procedure. Microdermabrasion is one such procedure that provides effective results when combined with a peel. This will be considered a combination program that can be repeated every six weeks.

How to Choose?

There are many alternatives to consider. Individuals looking to reduce fine lines, blotchiness, and other mild skin conditions may benefit from a chemical peel, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates the generation of new skin. If deep wrinkles are the issue, a Phenol peel may help, but patients may also want to consider another treatment, such as BOTOX or Dysport.

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