Chemical peels are common skin renewal treatments that can be used to treat many visible problems on the surface of your skin. At Sacramento Surgical Arts PC, we offer both light and deep chemical peels, and we can recommend the best formula for your particular skin conditions.
Indications for a Chemical Peel in Sacramento
General indications for a chemical peel in Sacramento include:
- Rough or dry skin
- Acne / superficial blemishes
- Uneven skin texture
- Dull complexion or sun damage
- Pigmentation problems
- Facial lines and wrinkles
How a Chemical Peel Works
Your chemical peel may take just 15 minutes or with a deeper peel, it may take up to one hour. The treatment can be applied to your face, neck or chest. Before application, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and the chemical solution is applied to the targeted area.
Common chemical peels use formulas such as alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, trichloarecetic acid (TCA) and phenol. While deep peels are effective with just one treatment session, a light peel will typically need a series of treatments for best results.
What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel in Sacramento
Light peels often require no recovery time, but if you undergo a deep peel, you should expect at least one week of downtime. With either peel, you may experience some redness, dryness, flaking of the skin, or a crust forming over the treated areas. New skin will emerge as your body’s natural healing response is stimulated. When healing is complete, you will see fewer imperfections on the skin and a brighter, younger-looking complexion.During your visit to our Sacramento office, Dr. Heir will provide specific information regarding the post-operative steps that should be followed after your chemical peel. To learn more about a chemical peel in Sacramento, contact us today to schedule a consultation in Sacramento or Yuba City.