Though you feel young on the inside, are you frustrated by dull, lifeless skin, wrinkles, or other flaws caused by aging and exposure to the elements? A chemical peel can help New Jersey and Philadelphia women and men reveal more vibrant skin layers and encourage the growth of fresh, revitalized surface skin. Dr. Sorokin offers this and other effective medical spa treatments that can refresh your appearance without surgery.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
By removing the dull, dry outer layers of skin a chemical peel can improve the look of your face in many ways, which include:
- Reducing facial wrinkles and lines
- Improving sun-damaged skin
- Correcting age spots and pigmentation problems
- Lightening scars, especially those caused by acne
- Treating precancerous skin lesions
To help you determine which chemical peel is most appropriate for your skin, Dr. Sorokin will analyze your complexion using the VISIA® Complexion Analysis system. VISIA skin analysis takes a multi-spectral image of your face and maps where discolorations, enlarged pores, and wrinkles occur. Using this advanced technology, Dr. Sorokin can pinpoint your individual skin concerns and make recommendations to maximize your cosmetic enhancement.
Before your chemical peel, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results. There are several different types of chemical solutions that can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. Dr. Sorokin will select what is best for you based on skin condition, skin color, and desired result. Chemical peels may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.
During the procedure, Dr. Sorokin first cleanses the skin of oils before carefully applying the chemical solution and allowing it to remain on the skin for a short time. As the solution works, your skin will lighten and give off a frost-like effect. Once the desired effect is achieved, Dr. Sorokin covers the treatment area with a neutralizing solution, cleanses the skin, and applies an ointment to aid in healing.
Recovery after a Chemical Peel
The ointment and dressings applied immediately following your chemical peel aid in the healing process and minimize swelling. Your skin will have a pinkish color for a limited time afterwards, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated. Any discomfort following the procedure can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Complications are rare, but you should follow Dr. Sorokin's directions carefully to minimize risk. Recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the chemical peel.