For patients unhappy with the texture or tone of their facial skin, chemical peels can be an effective option to restore the natural smoothness and vitality to your complexion that may be marred by wrinkles, blemishes, sun damage, or uneven pigmentation.
The team of medical professionals at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is known for outstanding patient care and personalized procedures. Our skilled aestheticians take the time to understand your needs so that you feel confident and comfortable in your decision to move forward with facial rejuvenation.
If you’d like to learn more about whether our chemical peel is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
Prior to your chemical peel, you’ll sit down with one of our licensed medical aestheticians who can discuss your options with you. Depending on your skin type and how extensive you’d like your results to be, our aestheticians will determine which chemical peel will provide you with the best benefits for your goals. Certain peels may not be suitable for some skin types, so your consultation is an essential step in making sure you receive the best care possible.
The best candidates for a chemical peel are men or women who struggle with uneven pigmentation, rough skin texture, facial blemishes or scars. Your aesthetician may recommend that you treat your skin with Retin-A or special cleansing solutions for several weeks before your procedure. Proper skin therapy before your peel can improve the appearance of your results and can reduce healing time. Sometimes, chemical peels are combined with facials or microdermabrasion for even better results.
A chemical peel uses unique plant and sugar acids to penetrate and remove dead skin cells, revealing the fresh layer of skin underneath and helping to even out your complexion. Chemical peels differ by which acids are used and how deeply they penetrate to exfoliate the skin. Depending on your physical assessment during your consultation, our aestheticians will recommend one of several types of skin peels:
The gentlest peel offered, a lactic acid peel uses acids derived from milk and is an ideal treatment for sensitive or mature skin. It assists in boosting hydration levels along with improving the texture and tone of the skin to smooth out wrinkles and help fade blemishes. Depending on the pigmentation in your face, this peel may lighten the tone of your skin as well.
Glycolic peels utilize water-soluble acids derived from sugar that penetrate the skin more deeply than lactic acid peels. This treatment may be accompanied by mild burning or tingling sensations while the acids remove damaged skin cells from the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid treatments are appropriate for most skin types and are particularly effective in addressing fine wrinkles, pigmented spots and other signs of aging.
A peel that uses oil-soluble acids derived from birch bark, willow bark and wintergreen leaves, this treatment is particularly effective at addressing acne-causing oils trapped beneath the skin. Sun-damaged skin may also benefit from this treatment.
The TCA peel is specifically designed to exfoliate damaged skin and promote deep skin rejuvenation by penetrating the papillary dermis. This peel is formulated to treat stubborn pigmentation that surface-level peels may not be able to effectively address.
Your recovery time will depend on what type of peel you had, how much of your face was treated and your skin type. Good skin care is an important part of the healing process and can minimize your recovery time as well as optimize your results.
Your skin will likely be very sensitive after your peel, and managing your care is important to the outcome of your recovery. Washing your face often with water or other approved cleansing solutions as well as using a daily moisturizer can keep your skin clean, hydrated and free from dust and oil.
If you had a deep peel performed, you may have to use ointment over the treated area for several days. You should continue avoid unprotected sun exposure after your skin has stopped peeling, as new skin is thinner and is at greater risk for sun damage.
To learn more about your chemical peel options, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.