Chemical peels provide skin rejuvenation, minimizing wrinkles and irregular pigmentation. They include superficial, medium, and deep chemical peels. The deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results. Shallower peels treat more superficial issues and involve a much quicker recovery.
Why Undergo a Chemical Peel?
- Light peels provide exfoliation and remove dead skin cells on the surface.
- Medium depth peels can treat age spots, rough skin, melasma, and superficial wrinkles.
- Deeper peels can reduce coarse lines and wrinkles, blotchy skin and scarring.
Your Chemical Peel with Dr. Bharti
During a consultation in Johnson City, we will focus on your goals for skin rejuvenation. We work closely with you to determine the right chemical peel or alternative treatment.
Superficial peels are quick, comfortable and require no anesthetic. Medium or deeper peels may use a topical lidocaine anesthetic or another form of anesthesia.
We prepare the chemical formula and then apply it to your treatment area all at once or in smaller sections. The peel is allowed to remain on your face only for a specific amount of time. It is then removed with water or a bicarbonate solution.
When you leave our office, you will have instructions for post-treatment skin care. Keep your skin moisturized and protected from the elements. If you have undergone a deep peel, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics and antiviral medication. Younger-looking skin will emerge in 1-2 weeks.
After medium or deep peels, expect some discomfort, swelling and redness during the healing phase. If you have a skin care regimen, ask about usage of these products as your skin heals.
Chemical Peel AlternativesLaser treatments offer similar results to a chemical peel. A laser can remove the outermost skin layers, while leaving small sections intact. This technology offers great results and a quick recovery.
Microdermabrasion, a mechanical exfoliation technique, provides a result similar to light chemical peels.