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Chemical Peel

Ao you have wrinkled or blemished facial skin? Is your skin unevenly pigmented or sun-damaged? Would having a smoother, clearer and more evenly toned face give a needed boost to your self-confidence? If so, a chemical peel could be for you!

By using a chemical solution (usually a personalized formula of Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) to remove the damaged outer layers of your facial skin, a chemical peel will help make the texture of your face flawless and soft. Chemical peels also help remove pre-cancerous skin growths and soften acne facial scars.

If you’re ready for chemical peel, it’s time to discuss your goals with the medical professionals at the Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute. They will explain your options and diffuse any concerns you may have about Medical Spa Treatments as they explain the procedure to you and answer your questions. They’ll take into account your lifestyle, goals and personal preferences in tandem with their sound, experienced surgical judgment when making recommendations to you. They will answer your questions and explain the entire process, working hard to diffuse any worries or concerns you may have.

For your reference, we’ve provided basic information on the procedure (in the box entitled “Chemical Peel at a Glance”)

Scheduling your first consultation with us is easy! Simply call us at 806-797-6398 or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Chemical Peel at a Glance

Procedure: Restore wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented, or sun-damaged facial skin, using a chemical solution to peel away skin’s top layers. Works best on fair, thin skin with superficial wrinkles.
Length: 1 to 2 hours for full face.
Anesthesia: None; sedation & EKG monitoring may be used.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Full-face phenol peel may require admission for 1 to 2 days.
Side Effects: Both: Temporary throbbing, tingling, swelling, redness; acute sensitivity to sun. Phenol: Permanent lightening of treated skin; permanent loss of ability to tan.
Risks: Both: Tiny whiteheads (temporary); infection; scarring; flare-up of skin allergies, fever blisters, cold sores. Phenol: Abnormal color changes (permanent); heart irregularities (rare).
Recovery: Phenol: Formation of new skin: 7 to 21 days. Normal activities: 2 to 4 weeks. Full healing and fading of redness: 3 to 6 months TCA: New skin within 5 to 10 days.
Duration of Results: Phenol: permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin ages. TCA: variable (temporary).

 

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