Over time, aging and environmental exposure can lead to skin wrinkles and folds, spots and sun damaged areas. Chemical peels are very effective for skin tightening, improving skin tone and texture, and in removing fine wrinkles, as well as some of the coarser wrinkles and folds of the face. Although very mild skin surface peels can be performed by an aesthetician (or even at home), the treatments offered at The Diamond Face Institute reach deeper layers of the skin and should only be performed by an experienced physician.
Chemical peels have been performed by experienced physicians for many years with consistent results. There is a wide array of topical medications which provide chemical facial peels of varying depths, from trichloroacetic acid for lighter peels to a phenol mixture for deeper peels. The key to optimal results is an experienced physician who can perform a safe and effective peel. Dr. Champagne will provide you with an individualized consultation to help decide which peel is best for you.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
- Fine wrinkles to deep furrows
- Sun damage and spots
- Superficial melasma
- Reasonable expectations
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
For comfort purposes, Dr. Champagne reserves medium to deep chemical peels for the operating room setting in conjunction with other scheduled surgery. The chemical agent is applied to your skin and then covered with a topical ointment. Light to deep peels can also be performed in the office with laser skin rejuvenation if a peel is the only procedure you require.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Light peels are associated with minimal down time whereas medium peels require 3-5 days. Deep peels need 7-10 days of down time and are followed by weeks of erythema. Although there is significant downtime with deep peels, results can be expected to last many years. To prevent infections, although rare, patients will be given a prescription for oral medications.
SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION:
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding chemical peels or any other procedure we offer.