A chemical peel is an affordable and effective way to refresh old and tired skin. At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas, Ingy Iskander, MD, offers a range of chemical peels to exfoliate your skin and stimulate new cell growth for a better complexion. Call Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics today to learn more about chemical peels or request your consultation online.
Chemical peels are noninvasive treatments for your skin that increase cellular reproduction. Old, dead, or dying skin cells on the surface cause or highlight many of the most common skin concerns, so removing them and stimulating cell reproduction can minimize some of the features you may conceal with makeup, like:
Before your chemical peel at Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, Dr. Iskander performs a brief skin evaluation and discusses your peel options. Some peels are gentler than others, but they don’t have as dramatic an effect as some of their stronger or deeper counterparts.
A consultation with Dr. Iskander can lead to a recommendation for a chemical peel, or she might direct you to a different skin treatment or product if a chemical peel isn’t the safest or best option in your case.
To decide whether or not you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel, Dr. Iskander looks at your skin and asks a series of questions about your health and habits. You might be a candidate for a chemical peel if you:
As an alternative, which can also make your skin look its best, Dr. Iskander offers microneedling using the revolutionary SkinPen® device.
What happens in the days and weeks after your chemical peel depends entirely on the type of peel you receive. Each depth of peel involves a set of recovery instructions. Here’s what you can expect:
After a superficial peel, your skin heals for 1-7 days. You should apply gentle creams or lotions as well as sunscreen every day. You can usually wear makeup one day after the peel.
It takes 7-14 days for your skin to heal after a medium-depth chemical peel. You must soak your skin daily and apply an ointment according to Dr. Iskander’s instructions. Plus, you should take an antiviral medication and avoid sun exposure completely to avoid any complications. You may wear makeup about 5-7 days after the procedure.
As you can imagine, it takes a while to recover fully from a deep peel. It’s so intense you can only get it once in your life, and recovery takes 14-21 days. During this time, you need to take antiviral medications and soak your skin 4-6 times daily. You must attend follow-up appointments and avoid sun exposure for 3-6 months.
To learn more about chemical peels and what each type can do for your skin, call Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, or request an appointment online today.