A chemical peel is a technique that improves and smooths the texture of the facial skin. It relies on a chemical solution to create a controlled chemical burn that causes the skin to slough and eventually peel off. The layers revealed from underneath the peeled skin provides a smoother and less wrinkled appearance. There are multiple kinds of chemical peels light, medium, and deep. The Phenol treatment is a deep chemical peel.
What are the benefits from a Chemical Peel treatment?
If you are looking for a non-invasive face rejuvenating treatment, a chemical peel may benefit you. Chemical peels address a variety of skin concerns, creating a new, brighter look for those who undergo the procedure. Candidates for this skin treatment may suffer from the following conditions:
- Sun-damaged, dry skin
- Persistent deep wrinkles
- Discoloration or pigment spots
- Surface skin scarring
Dr. Eades has performed many treatments in the Catalina Foothills area. He can help you determine if a chemical peel fits your skincare needs.
What can I expect from a Chemical Peel?
As a non-invasive treatment, chemical peels are performed in-office. Patients’ faces are layered with a chemical solution. The solution is applied to either specific trouble areas or the whole face. Rubbing the solution into the skin, Dr. Eades will initiate removal of upper skin layers. You may experience some numbness, but this will subside. To protect the new layers of skin, an ointment is applied along with possible bandaging. These new layers of skin will reveal a less wrinkled and scarred complexion. For a deep chemical peel, you may be given sedation to help relax along with some local anesthesia for pain control. Dr. Eades wants to make sure that your experience is as relaxing as possible. He will go over the sedation treatment options with you during your consultation.
What are the results of a Chemical Peel Treatment?
The effects of a phenol chemical peel are long lasting, and in some cases are still apparent years following the procedure. Improvements in the patient’s skin can be quite dramatic. A single treatment usually achieves the desired result. Depending on whether you opt for a light, medium, or deep peel, your results should create the complexion of a new you. With a deep peel, recovery time is pertinent, you may have to wait two weeks before returning to all normal daily activities. Sun protection is also very important for your skin, as with a chemical peel the treated area is more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Chemical peels can result in crusting, peeling, skin redness, and some discomfort for several days after the treatment. One treatment of a chemical peel can produce long-lasting results that are still apparent for up to ten years.
How can I learn more about a Chemical Peel?
By contacting Dr. Eades’ office, you can schedule your chemical peel treatment. You can also call to discuss the results, past treatments, and experiences of Dr. Eades’ previous patients. We will work with you to find the best possible time that works for your schedule. Our office is conveniently located near the cities of Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde, and Casas Adobes