Chemical Peels in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Are you looking for a way to achieve clearer skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, acne scars and other facial blemishes? The Weston Center for Plastic Surgery offers chemical peels to residents in and around Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can reveal healthier and smoother skin. This form of exfoliation uses a chemical solution to gently remove the outermost layer of skin and dead skin cells.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
Just about everyone can benefit from the results of a chemical peel. Though it may require various treatments to achieve the desired results, a chemical peel is an excellent way to rejuvenate your appearance by eliminating the presence of any of the following:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Flaked or cracking skin
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Scars, blemishes or spots
- Sun damage
- Pre-cancerous fibrous tissues
Is A Chemical Peel Right For Me?
If you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of skin conditions like fine lines, dull or rough skin, sun spots and acne scars a chemical peel may be right for you. Though usually performed on facial skin, this treatment can also be used on the neck, hands or other body areas. It can be performed on most adults who are in good overall health, though people taking Retin-A or Accutane should avoid chemical peels.
What Types Of Chemical Peel Solutions Are There?
There are several kinds of chemical peel solutions, varying in composition, as well as strength. Some only penetrate the outermost layer of skin, while others penetrate deeper. Deeper peels are considered to be more invasive and require a lengthier recovery process, though they can have a more dramatic effect on your appearance. Types of chemical formulations available include peels containing Phenol, alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
The Perfect Peel™
The Perfect Peel™ is an innovative and beneficial chemical skin peel that can help eliminate the visibility of various undesirable skin conditions. The Perfect Peel™ is especially popular because the healing time is short, leading to results in as little as a week. This wondrous chemical treatment combines glutathione, vitamins and minerals with a 5-acid combination to offer a revolutionary product that can treat sun damage, uneven skin pigmentation, acne, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles with just one procedure. The Perfect Peel™ slows the effects of aging and promotes the production of collagen, leaving you with skin that is visibly lighter, smoother and firmer.
The SkinMedica® line of chemical peels can address and treat noticeable dermal flaws often caused by acne, aging or sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture or hyperpigmentation. SkinMedica® offers a variety of distinctive chemical peels that vary in strength. Schedule an appointment with the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery to discuss your treatment options today.
Vitalize Peel® is intended for healthy men and women with mild to moderate surface blemishes, such as common wrinkles and lines, uneven skin tone, sun spots, acne scarring, irregular texture or mild pigmentation issues. Vitalize Peel® treatments take about 20 minutes to administer, with possibly more than one peel administered to achieve desired results. Results are usually fully visible within a week, and the treatments can be repeated in three to four weeks.
Rejuvenize Peel™ is recommended for patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections, such as severe wrinkles and lines, noticeably irregular skin tone and texture, intense sun and acne scarring and moderate to severe pigmentation issues. Rejuvenize Peel™ treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes to administer and may require multiple treatments to achieve desired results. The healing process can take up to a week, with results visible in about two weeks. The treatments can be repeated in five to six weeks.
If you are interested in trying the effects of a chemical peel, Illuminize Peel® may be perfect for you. Considered the gentlest SkinMedica® Peel, this procedure is especially ideal for first-time chemical skin peel patients. Illuminize Peel® is a wonderful solution for those with mild dermal blemishes who wish for radiant, luminous skin with virtually no recovery time. This is a very popular procedure because it is delicate on the skin and results are visible almost instantly. The Illuminize Peel® treatment can be repeated every two to three weeks.
How Involved Is The Chemical Peel Procedure?
This skin rejuvenation treatment requires one hour in our Weston office and uses local anesthesia. First, the face is thoroughly cleansed. Then, the chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin. Many patients find that this is accompanied by a mild stinging or hot sensation. The chemical is left on the skin and patients are sent home with at-home skin care instructions.
How Long Is The Recovery After A Chemical Peel?
Within a few days of treatment, your skin will start to peel, as if it has been sunburned. This process reveals a smoother, healthier-looking layer of skin, as the older and damaged outermost layer has been removed. Depending on the chemical strength, recovering from a chemical peel takes up to 10 days. You may experience slight tenderness or skin redness. The newly exposed skin will be sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen diligently, especially for the first few weeks.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost for a chemical peel is dependent on the type of chemical solution and other factors related to your treatment specifics. Financing is available.
What Should I Do Next?
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale or Broward County area and are looking for a way to achieve smoother, clearer skin, consider a chemical peel. Contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.