Chemical Peels are one of the cosmetic services we provide at the Orlando Dermatology Center offices in Oviedo and Waterford Lakes.
Chemical peels can improve the skin‘s appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
In performing chemical peels, physicians apply alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol to the skin.
Preparation and Procedure:
On the day of your peel, you will first be prepped for the treatment. This includes cleansing your skin thoroughly. If you will have a deep peel, you will receive general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep. A deep peel must be performed in a surgical setting.
After you are prepped, your dermatologist will apply the peel quickly and evenly. Your dermatologist will watch your skin carefully to remove the peel at just the right time. With a deep peel, the skin is treated one small section at a time. This limits the effects on the heart and lungs.
After the peel comes off, your skin will be treated as needed. Patients who get a medium peel may need cool compresses followed by a lotion or cream to soothe their skin. If you have a deep peel, you will have a wound that requires a surgical dressing.
What must I do after getting a chemical peel?
All peels that a dermatologist performs require some at-home care. Dr. Blatnoy will make sure your post-peel procedure is made clear.
Is there downtime?
After a medium or deep peel, you will have downtime. A deep chemical peel requires recuperation at home for 2 to 3 weeks.
When will I see the results?
Once your skin heals, you will see the results. Healing time ranges from 1 day for a refreshing or lunchtime peel to 14 days or longer for a deep peel. To get the results you seek from a refreshing peel or lunchtime peel, you may need to have 3 to 5 peels.
Are chemical peels painful?
In general, patients only feel a mild stinging sensation during light or medium chemical peels. After the procedure, the physician may prescribe a mild pain reliever to relieve any discomfort.
Who can perform a chemical peel?
Since using chemicals that could be very harmful on your skin is extremely dangerous, a chemical peel should be administered by a well-trained individual. Estheticians at the Orlando Dermatology Center are specifically trained to keep your skin looking great. Chemical peels, if done correctly, can be administered safely to give your skin a radiant and new feel and look.
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