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Chemical Peel Buffalo

Posted June 30, 2016 in Chemical Peels

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What can chemical peels treat?

A chemical peel can help treat a variety of skin conditions that may give the skin a rough, dull, or aged appearance, including:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  •  Age spots
  •  Facial scarring
  •  Pigmentation issues
  •  Minor bumps and surface irregularities
  •  Rough skin texture
  •  Sun damage
  •  Wrinkles

Chemical peel solutions can penetrate at varying levels of depth within the layers of skin. Superficial or shallow peels are the lightest, treating skin issues like age spots and minor sun damage, and usually take one to four days to heal. A medium peel can help reduce pigmentation and scarring and typically takes a few days longer to heal.

How does a chemical peel work?

At Le Medispa in Buffalo, Dr. Koch’s on-staff esthetician is professionally trained in administering chemical peels. She will delicately apply the chemical solution to your skin, which includes ingredients like alphahydroxy or trichloroacetic acid and works to remove damaged top layers of skin. The chemical formulas may be adjusted based on your individual skin profile and desired results of the chemical peel.

You may feel a hot or cold sensation or experience temporary tightness in the skin as damaged skin cells and impurities are removed. A chemical peel can help to detoxify your skin at a deeper level, leaving it fresh, glowing, and healthy.

Precautions to take before and after a chemical peel

A chemical peel exposes new layers of cells, which can leave your delicate facial skin even more vulnerable to harmful UV rays and sun damage. It’s especially important, when considering a chemical peel, to limit sun exposure for at least two months before your appointment, and to completely avoid sun exposure for six weeks afterward. For six months after the procedure, you should minimize your sun exposure and use a non-comedogenic sunblock on your face as your skin continues to heal. The dermatologist may prescribe a Retin-A or a similar cream to help with pigmentation after your chemical peel.

Modern chemical peel solutions

Today’s chemical peel solutions have helped to drastically reduce the redness, flaking, and peeling commonly associated with the procedure. Chemical peels, for the right candidates, are nothing to be afraid of if you desire firmer, brighter, younger-looking skin.

To schedule a consultation for a chemical peel in the Buffalo area, contact Le Medispa at the office of Dr. Todd Koch today.

*Every patient is unique. Results may vary.