Chemical Peel Treatment
A chemical peel is a treatment for the skin that tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
Chemical peels work by causing a controlled thermal injury (peel) to the skin layers. The skin peels and new skin cells grow and lay down new collagen that tightens the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels consist of varying concentrations of acids depending on the depth of peel required.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery Chemical peels are performed for the following reasons:
- As an adjunct to a facelift
- To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- To minimize the appearance of superficial blemishes
- To refresh the surface of the skin
At Artiste Plastic Surgery your skin will be carefully analysed to determine what depth a peel will give you the best value. In general the deeper the lines you have the deeper the peel that will be required.
A chemical peel is a clinic procedure that will cause some redness as the outer layer of skin is peeled away promoting new skin growth. Downtime depends on the depth of the chemical peel. A deep peel will require one week of downtime in comparison to a few days with light to medium based peels.
Blocks are used to reduce the pain with chemical peels.
A chemical peel takes no more than 30 minutes and the resulting peel will cause redness and some pain thereafter. It is often used at the conclusion of a facelift.