Rejuvenating the facial skin begins with the promotion of healthy tissue growth. Unless the body recognizes that the skin is no longer taut and supple, the skin will continue to reproduce itself, and negative factors begin to become even more apparent. Skin that is brittle and is showing far too much texture can be revitalized via chemical peels. Peel treatments are one of the oldest skin rejuvenation procedures, dating back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Today’s peel treatments are administered by professional providers who can design a customized program to address specific concerns. These include fine wrinkles, enlarged pores, and most forms of hyperpigmentation. Our clients here in Baton Rouge have learned firsthand what a chemical peel can do to improve their overall appearance.
Candidates for Chemical Peels
Peel treatments can correct a variety of skin conditions. Peels are not medical cures, but they do promote healthy tissue creation by revealing newer skin. Given a chance, the body will discard damaged tissue for newer, healthier cells.
The ideal candidate will be a mature adult experiencing moderate to severe wrinkling on the face, more prominent freckling, injury scarring, acne scarring, age spots, and regions of discolored, darker skin. Depending on the individual’s specific concerns, various peel treatment procedures are available. For the most part, peel treatments differ according to the depth to which the chemical penetrates through the skin layers.
Light Peel Treatment
This is the most commonly performed peel treatment. A mild peel formula made from glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids is applied to the skin surface and allowed to set for a few minutes. The peel formula is washed off with a solvent. Over the next few days, the epidermal layer dries up and flakes away.
The body responds by accelerating the production of dermal layer cells. Some of these rapidly elevate to become the newer, healthier, epidermal layer. This type of chemical peel can be performed in less than 30 minutes, and there’s no downtime after treatment.
Medium-Depth and Deep Peels
If the wrinkling is rather severe or if discolorations are located below the epidermis, a more aggressive peel treatment may be the appropriate solution. A medium-depth peel formula such as trichloroacetic acid is used, and penetrates into the dermal layer beneath the epidermis. The results are last longer than what is experienced with a light peel.
A deep peel treatment is recommended only when the wrinkles are set and affect all the layers of skin. This treatment may not be ideal for individuals depending on skin pigmentation due to the possible lightening factor of deep peels. Deep chemical peels can do wonders for skin that is brittle, dull, and full of deep creases.
Consult With Us
Chemical peels are popular because they are relatively simple to perform. The results are long-lasting, and the benefits include increased collagen production and better subcutaneous tissue support. However, the type of peel performed depends on the current condition of the facial skin and the expectations of the individual, so a consultation with us is necessary to determine the appropriate peel treatment.
If you live or work near Baton Rouge, contact us today at Hanemann Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation to learn more about chemical peels and how they can drastically improve your overall appearance.