Exfoliation of our skin is a process that occurs every day, in which the old, dead cells are shed and replaced by new and healthy cells. A chemical peel is an accelerated form of exfoliation brought on by the application of chemical agents to the skin surface. Depending on the type and concentration of the chemical, it may just remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells or it may affect the living cells of the epidermis and the dermis.
Renaissance Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer chemical peels and other non-surgical skin care treatments for patients who want to improve the appearance of their skin. Please call (317) 565-1009 for a consultation at our Carmel, Indiana area office.
Types of Chemical Peels
In the most superficial peel using glycolic acid, only the dead skin cells are removed. There is some redness which resolves in 24 hours and the skin looks and feels smoother and fresher. This technique achieves general improvement in the color and texture of the skin.
For a medium depth peel, TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is used in a concentration so that the dermis of the skin is reached, which results in the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells and new collagen. As you heal, the old, damaged skin will be replaced by new, healthy skin, and a layer of collagen will form below to help tighten and smooth the skin.
This peel causes a medium depth, controlled burn and results in the formation of a thin crust. Healing is typically complete within two weeks. Some redness, which can be covered with makeup, may persist for 3 to 4 weeks. A medium depth peel can effectively improve superficial facial wrinkles and sun damaged skin.
Dr. Joseph Fata performs chemical peels on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. To learn more about this non-surgical procedure, please contact us online or call (317) 565-1009 today.