Oct 10 2012
A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is intended to rejuvenate a person’s appearance. Those who have unwanted skin problems such as fine to moderate wrinkles, age spots, discolorations, or poor skin tone, may benefit from this type of facial rejuvenation treatment.
Although nothing can entirely eliminate the signs of aging, a procedure such as a chemical peel can help turn back the hands of time by tightening your skin, lightening discolorations, reducing moderate wrinkles, and fading fine lines. At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shah and his staff can greatly enhance an individual’s natural beauty with this expert treatment.
In addition to providing patients the option of take-home chemical peels (which come with the prescription-strength skin care product Dermesse™), Dr. Shah offers multiple types of peels that can be performed in-office by a specialized aesthetician – light, medium, and deep. The type of peel you choose depends on several factors, such as the quality and condition of your skin. After assessing your skin and learning about your facial rejuvenation goals, Dr. Shah will determine which peel will provide you with the most optimal results.
The aesthetician-performed peels are regarded as one step stronger than take-home peels. Aesthetician-performed peels typically contain glycolic acid, lactic acid, or alpha hydroxy acids. The strongest chemical peels available for facial rejuvenation are the physician-strength peels, which include TCA (tri-chloroacetic acid) peels, and phenol peels (the strongest type).
Potential side effects are different for each type of peel, due to their unique strengths. The recovery period will also vary for each peel. These details can be further discussed during your appointment at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Designed to remove top layers of damaged skin, chemical peels offer a long-lasting outcome. Dr. Shah and his aestheticians can discuss if/when additional treatment sessions are needed to maintain noticeably rejuvenated results.
Dr. Shah and his staff are highly trained and experienced in administering various chemical peel strengths. To learn if this facial rejuvenation treatment is right for you, please contact the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling (614) 322-2500.