If you want to decrease fine lines under the eyes and/or around the mouth, ameliorate the look of sensitive scars, treat specific acne types, treat wrinkles triggered by ageing or sun damage, decrease age spots and dark patches or simply increase the overall appearance and feel of skin, then chemical skin peels is an option for you. This procedure, considered to be one of the least invasive methods, employs a chemical solution to make even the surface of your skin by taking away the damaged outer layers. Even though chemical skin peels are employed mainly on the face, yet they can also be used to refine the skin on your hands and neck.
Normally, people with fair skin and light hair are deemed good candidates for chemical skin peels, also called chemexfoliation or derma-peeling. But, this does not mean that dark-skinned people are not fit for chemical peels. If you have dark skin, you can also get good results; however, this will depend on the type of skin condition being treated.
Dr. Shumaila’s experience in chemical skin peels has suggested that bumps, skin sags and acute wrinkles do not riposte well to chemical skin peels, necessitating the use of other types of cosmetic surgical procedures, including a facelift, laser resurfacing, eyelid or brow lift etc. Dr. Shumaila can help decide the best treatment option for you.
At Dermalase, our expert dermatologists would ask you several questions before suggesting you chemical skin peels. However, we encourage our patients to tell us if they have any history of recurrent cold sores, scarring or facial X-rays. Before going for the procedure of chemical skin peels, Dr. Shumaila may ask you to halt the use of specific drugs and get your skin ready for the procedure by using other medicines like Renova, Retin-A or any other.
After you undergo chemical skin peels, we suggest you to wear sunscreen every day because the skin is extra sensitive temporarily.
Book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila to know if you are a good candidate for chemical skin peels.