Time, sun exposure, acne, diet, and genetics — among other factors — can all take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull, scarred, discolored, or unhealthy. Chemical peels are one non-surgical way to erase evidence of wear and tear and give your skin a fresh start. Dr. Tessa Modiri offers several chemical peels for your convenience and restoration at Renu MedSpa in Bel Air, Maryland. Contact her qualified and compassionate team for the red-carpet treatment you deserve.
What is a chemical peel?
During a chemical peel, a chemical is applied to your skin to injury the targeted layers of skin, causing them to slough off and allowing new skin to surface.
There are different solutions designed to treat injuries at varying depths in the skin. For example, a superficial chemical peel might be recommended for dullness or uneven skin tone while a deeper chemical peel may be necessary for acne scarring or wrinkles.
When are chemical peels recommended?
Chemical peels can successfully treat numerous skin changes including sun damage, scarring, wrinkles, precancerous skin lesions, age spots, freckles, and melasma.
Dr. Modiri performs a thorough examination of your skin to determine whether a chemical peel is an appropriate treatment method for your concerns and changes. Most importantly, chemical peels are only advisable when they can provide the results you’re hoping for; if your expectations are beyond what a chemical peel can produce, Dr. Modiri lets you know.
How many treatments are required?
When you schedule your first chemical peel, your doctor might recommend a series of two or three chemical peels to help erase problem areas and rejuvenate your skin.
However, most patients choose to schedule regular chemical peels after that — once a month or once a quarter, for example — to maintain their beautiful, new skin and prevent damage from reaching the deeper layers of their skin again.
How should I take care of my skin after a chemical peel?
There are three primary things you should do after getting a peel.
You should use a mild cleanser twice daily to keep your skin clean and prevent infection. Moisturize your skin twice daily after cleansing. Avoid exposure to the sun while your superficial skin is sloughing off and use adequate sunscreen even after you heal completely.
Are there any risks associated with chemical peels?
As with all chemicals and drugs, there is always an inherent risk of allergic reaction to the chemical or a component in the solution. Additionally, deep peels have a minimal risk of infection, redness, scarring, and color changes. Ask Dr. Modiri about the risks before deciding on your treatment.
*Individual results may vary