Chemical Peels in Miami, South Miami & Coral Gables, FL
What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are helpful for wrinkles, light acne scarring and irregular pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to this procedure.
There are several types of chemical peels:
- Light peels to remove superficial wrinkles
- Medium peels
- Deep peels for more severe conditions.
Chemical peels are also based on the concept of creating controlled skin “damage”. It removes the dead skin, which stimulates natural, regenerative skin processes and collagen production. This results in new, healthy skin growth, providing a younger look.
What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, a small applicator is used to apply the chemical solution to an area of the face. Excess solution is removed and the procedure is repeated on other areas.
The amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin, and some patients may need multiple treatments over time.
The application of the peel can take up to 30 minutes. In the days following you will notice your skin begin to shed, the severity of this depends on the strength of your chemical peel. Ask your aesthetician what to expect with the specific peel she applies. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with another treatment like a HydraFacial.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels may be regarded as the elixir of youth by patients who have reaped the benefits of treatment by a skilled aesthetician. Typically, a chemical peel will reveal a youthful, vibrant appearance to a previously wrinkled, sun-damaged and blotchy skin.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
With most chemical peels adverse reactions are rare. Adverse reactions following a mild to medium peel may include:
- Mild irritation
These side effects will usually last for only a few days.
Do Chemical Peels Hurt?
Pain is an individual experience. Generally, however, chemical peels do not hurt. You may experience a little tingling, tightness, or a change in temperature.
While you should not feel pain during or after the procedure, slight increased sensitivity may be experienced after. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin, adhere to the following advice:
- Do not exfoliate for 48 hours after your chemical peel, and
- Steer clear of the gym for 24 hours after the procedure,
Recovery Time After a Chemical Peel
With the old-school ablative peels, you did need to take time off work. However, gone are the traditional formulas of the past! Today, there is no need to go into hiding if you get a chemical peel that uses a modern formula. The modern chemical peels will leave your skin smoother, brighter, firmer and more hydrated. In fact, you can immediately go right back to your daily routine.
Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery® for Your Chemical Peel?
The surest way to find the best cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating and repairing your skin is by consulting with our medical team at Miami Plastic Surgery®. We will be happy to help you achieve the results you want!