What are Chemical Peels?
To provide the best results from chemical peel treatments, Forma Plastic Surgery provides you with several choices based on your particular needs. Your customized chemical peel will reveal healthier, smoother skin. At our Scottsdale, AZ office, our plastic surgeons offer chemical peel treatments that can remove skin abnormalities like scars, fine lines, wrinkles, rough patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels dissolve damaged, dead skin cells by applying a customized peel on your skin that causes the upper layer to slough off. As your skin heals and begins to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a smoother, clearer complexion. To learn more about this nonsurgical option to create a radiant complexion on your face and body, contact our office today.
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What are the benefits of a chemical peel?
Over-the-counter products and creams can provide some exfoliation for your skin, but they are not as effective as a professional-grade chemical peel. Chemical peels offer many benefits that cannot be achieved through at-home treatments alone. Patients love working with our professionals at Forma Plastic Surgery because we:
- Provide a wide range of peel strengths to suit each patient’s needs
- Create custom treatment plans for each individual
- Use the latest techniques and formulas for great results
- Have a highly trained and experienced staff for your safety
Who is a Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Candidates for a chemical peel are in generally good health and have mild to moderate skin imperfections they would like to improve. Ideal candidates also have realistic expectations about their outcomes and are willing to follow all post-treatment instructions as given. Inform our team if you have a history of severe acne breakouts or eczema, as these issues may impact your candidacy. We also recommend that patients who have used Accutane in the past wait before undergoing any chemical treatments.
What Can I Expect from My Chemical Peel?
Your treatment will vary based on your specific needs, but it will always begin with cleansing your face. From there, we will brush the solution onto your face and let it work for an appropriate amount of time. Finally, we will wash the solution off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. The types of peels we offer include:
Illuminize Peel: “light” peel that provides vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. This peel is appropriate for mild skin imperfections. The illuminize peel will brighten the overall appearance of the skin with just 1 treatment.
Vitalize Peel and Rejuvenize Peel: “medium-depth” peel that smooths the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. This peel is appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections. Vitalize peel provides noticeable results after just one treatment, and compelling results after 3-6 treatments.
Rejuvenize Peel: “deep-depth” peel that targets stubborn skin pigment concerns from age spots, sun damage, melasma, and more. This peel is appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections. Rejuvenize peel will provide a more uniform complexion, while also smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture. Rejuvenize peel provides noticeable results after just one treatment, and compelling results after 3-6 treatments.
Depending on the level of peel you receive, you can expect the treated area to peel anywhere from 3-10 days post-treatment. Our medical aesthetician will give you detailed instructions on ways to care for your skin after your peel.
Frequently Asked Questions
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will depend on your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals. In your initial consultation, we will help you choose which peel is right for your skin. A few things you might want to consider are your general health, your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, the time you can commit to recovery, and what you want the peel to accomplish. Initially, it is better to start with a lighter peel and see what you think of the results. After this, we can tweak your plan to perform a deeper peel if necessary.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial treatments that correct surface irregularities to give your skin a smoother appearance. The difference is that dermabrasion requires surgical tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the surface skin layer with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin that will dissolve dead skin cells. During your consultation, we will happily discuss the advantages of each treatment and help you decide which is best for your skin goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the peel used, you might have mild discomfort during the application process. If you get a light peel, you will probably feel a little stinging; however, it goes away quickly. Medium and deep peels are typically more uncomfortable. Numbing cream, medications, and soothing ointments may be applied to minimize your discomfort during your treatment.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
You may consider combining a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Forma Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, our aesthetic team will discuss your skin and cosmetic concerns and will create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Your plan might include injectable wrinkle treatments (such as BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®) along with your chemical peel to further enhance your results.
Great Skin Starts Here
If you are new to treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Forma Plastic Surgery will help you find the best pampering for your needs. Your freshly rejuvenated skin will respond by looking radiant and touchably silky. Contact our office in Scottsdale, AZ, to make an appointment for your skin examination today for a professional chemical peel.