Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are three types of chemical peels: alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol. The patient's skin concerns and desired outcome determines the strength of each peel. There is no anesthesia required. TCA and phenol have anesthetic properties, and AHA produces only a mild stinging.
During a chemical peel at our medical spa, the skin is cleansed and the solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation. There is no need for post-peel ointment or covering after an AHA peel, but Aquaphor may be applied following a phenol peel.
A phenol or TCA peel can result in tingling or throbbing, reddened skin, a crust or scab, and significant swelling that lasts, depending on the strength of the peel used, about a week. The patient may initially experience swollen-shut eyes, be put on a liquid diet and be advised to keep talking to a minimum after a phenol peel. AHA peels can cause temporary stinging, redness and irritation, as well as flaking or crusting. After a chemical peel, it is essential that the skin be protected from the sun. To prevent hyperpigmentation, an SPF of at least 30 should be worn.
At our medical spa, we offer a high-performance AHA peel which allows you to experience the maximum benefits of a medical strength peel without the irritation, stinging and burning commonly associated with other chemical peels. We use a patented and clinically proven anti-irritant called Cosmederm-7. This superb anti-aging treatment produces visible improvements in skin color, tone and texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Refinity Glycolic Peel is appropriate for a wide variety of skin types as well as those with sensitive skin. A series of treatments is recommended.
Do you have fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth? Do you have wrinkles caused by sun damage or the aging process?
Are you looking for a treatment to reduce age spots or freckles? When you are interested in improving the look and feel of your skin, rely on our medical spa. At The Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, serving Darien, CT; New Canaan, CT; and surrounding areas, we offer chemical peel services to help candidates achieve the skin they’ve been dreaming of. Let the team at our medical spa help you manage the care of your skin and provide you with the best treatments. Call us today!
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