03 Sep Your Top Chemical Peel Questions Answered
What exactly is a chemical peel, and can it make a person look decades younger? Even though “chemical peel” is a household name, a lot of people don’t know what it entails. This is why you should only trust an eye specialist like board-certified Dr. Schiedler with any procedure close to your eyes.
One of the first things clients want to know is how safe a chemical peel is, and you should know that it’s completely safe when performed by a highly-skilled medical expert.
The Long-Term Benefits Of A Chemical Peel
Chemical peels benefit every type of skin but are especially effective for those with hyperpigmentation, discoloration, acne scarring, or with “rough” or textured skin. Chemical peels work by penetrating the deep layers of the skin, forcing the top layers to shed. While “new,” younger-looking skin is being revealed, the body also stimulates collagen production to help increase cell turnover.
How To Prepare For A Chemical Peel
Preparing for your chemical peel is key, and oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Schiedler makes sure every patient knows how to prepare. It’s important to avoid acid products before your chemical peel appointment. This includes many acne products and retinoids, which can cause burning during a chemical peel. Most patients need to avoid these products for five days before a chemical peel treatment.
How A Chemical Peel Differs From Microdermabrasion
Many patients want to know which skin treatment will be “most” beneficial for them, and chemical peels are often much more effective than microdermabrasion. A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliator, and microdermabrasion is a manual exfoliator. There is no non-surgical treatment for the skin that is more effective than chemical peels. A deep chemical peel is so effective that it can even be an alternative to a facelift.
Ultimately, chemical peels shouldn’t be that intimidating. Most people shed for three to five days, and although you want to limit sun exposure after a chemical peel, you don’t need to be a complete recluse. For the best results, follow after-care instructions carefully and resist the temptation to “help” the healing process. Picking at the skin can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel Consultation Today
To learn more about chemical peels in Medford and schedule your consultation, call Oasis Eye Face and Skin today at (541) 708-6393.