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The largest organ in out body is our skin, millions of cells flake off daily and are replaced with new cells. As we age, old skin cells are not replaced as fast as they used to when we were younger. Dark spots form, lines, wrinkles start to appear. Chemical peels are effective way in rejuvenating the skin and restoring it is luster.
How does it work?
Chemical peels work by controlling and speeding up the shedding process of the damaged cell again. This process could tighten the skin and minimize fine wrinkles and lines. It also could clear some sun spots, freckles and dark pigmentation.
How is Chemical peel done?
Chemical peel is done by applying a mild acid to the surface of the skin. This stimulates the production of new healthy cells. In the process the skin sheds the old cells off. This process was used for 100 of years.
What does the treatment feel like?
Chemical peels can be performed on the face, chest, neck, arms, hands and even on the legs. Chemical peels are done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Mamari will decide the best solution to use. Or he could a mix of acids (Glycolic acid, beta acid, Jessner, Trichloroacetic acid.) This solution is applied to different parts of the skin depending on the desired effect. You will have sun burn like sensation by the time the process is completed that could last from a few minutes to a few hours based on your treatment.
What is the recovery like?
A light peel results in mild redness for less than one hour. A deeper and stronger peel could results in crusting and skin turning brown before it completely peels a week later. Skin ointments may be needed with chemical peels for optimal healing and recovery. Following the peeling process, the new skin will be smoother, younger appearing and tighter.
What limitation do I have after the treatment?
You should not abuse the sun for at least a week with moderate to deep peels. A wide spectrum sun block is recommended. Dr. Mamari will also advise you how to take care of your skin to minimize future aging process.
What does chemical peel help with?
Fine wrinkles and lines -Dark pigmentation -Some acne scars -Some Freckles -Sun damage -Age-spots
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