Feel better and have people asking you about your secrets to skin care. Chemical peels can rejuvenate your skin by decreasing hyperpigmentation, sun spots and fine wrinkles.
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A chemical peel exfoliates the skin’s top layers to reveal the softer and healthier skin below. Chemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including environmentally damaged/hyperpigmented, acne prone and even sensitive skin types. In many cases, wrinkles caused by sun damage, age and heredity can be reduced and eliminated through the use of a series of chemical peels. Irregular skin pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, and even pre-cancerous keratoses may also improve as a result of chemical peels. This particular procedure can increase the skin’s tolerance to external factors and control acne. The strength of the chemical peel is determined by each Seattle chemical peel patient’s individual skin type and the degree of damage to the skin.
We offer an array of peels by our licensed aestheticians and registered nurses, including the Vitalize Peel by SkinMedica™, Jessner’s, Trichloroacetics acid and glycolic acid peels.
For one week before and after your peel, you may be advised to stop using electrolysis, waxing, depilatories, masks, peels or dermabrasion, Tretinoin (Vitamin A creams) and aggressive cleansing with Loofas.
You should avoid direct exposure to the sun for extended periods of time for the first week or two, after your peel. During the first two weeks post-peel, you should also avoid other activities that would aggravate your skin such as exfoliation or waxing.
After a chemical peel you will be instructed to care for your skin much like how we care for our patients after CO2 resurfacing. You will recover much faster with lighter, more superficial peels while deeper peels will be more akin to the recovery you will have with CO2 laser resurfacing. In general, we advise that you follow the same post procedure care as with CO2 resurfacing until your skin completely epithelizes and show one or all of these signs: 1. stop peeling; 2. stop having oozing and crusting,; 3. or have complete regeneration of your skin that is indicated by pink healthy skin. We highly suggest that you consider reading all the links on the page on laser resurfacing, especially after a more aggressive chemical peel (medium or deep depth chemical peel). Once you have completely epithelized, you can then start your regular skin care regimen which we usually suggest something like cetaphil gentle cleanser and lotion (or something equivalent). You will want to start slowly on your regular skin care at first and make sure that you are not too sensitive to it initially. Increased sensitivity to your regular products is possible initially. We can suggest some products based on what your skin type is at this stage.
Below are some videos for you to watch. We included CO2 resurfacing to give you an idea of another option for resurfacing for your skin. The type of chemical peels that we do can range from very minimally invasive to significantly deeper. One thing to remember is that the more aggressive you approach the chemical peel, the more results you will get but also the more recovery and more risks.
Below is a before and after a Chemical Peel Using Trichloroacetic Acid, Jessner’s, Dermasanding for the Cheek and Upper Neck Area:
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If you are interested at anytime about scheduling an appointment you can email, call 425-990-3223 (Office) and even text message 425-505-0938 (Mobile) us at anytime. Click here if you would like to find out more about our consultation process. If you live out of town, we can set up a phone consultation for you and show you how to take the 5 basic photos you will need. For more information on preparing for your procedure we have an informative Plastic Surgery Patient Care Page and Wound Care and Scar Prevention Page. Importantly, if you are having a procedure please note to stay off blood thinners and medications to avoid 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the planned date of your procedure.
* To reduce the risk of bruising, you will be advised to stop taking fish oil, Vitamin E, herbal medications, supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatories 1-2 weeks prior to treatment, if possible. Inform Dr. Young of all of your prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies and herbal supplements, oral or topical products, and if you may be pregnant.