What You Need to Know About Your First Chemical Peel
There are many reasons that an individual may want plastic surgery in order to improve their appearance. From women who have struggle with overly large breasts and are looking for a breast reduction to men who may not like the jowls that time has given them, there are many surgical solutions to help improve your appearance and self-esteem. But we know that invasive plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. In fact, there may be a non-invasive option that is better suited for your unique situation and the results you’re looking for. These cosmetic procedures can make a big difference in both how you look and feel. Anything from a Botox injection to a chemical peel can provide you with exactly what you’re looking for without having to undergo plastic surgery.
If you’re looking to help improve the look and feel of your facial skin, there is actually a lot you can do to both improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles without plastic surgery. One cosmetic procedure that is a great option for many individuals offered here at Weiler Plastic Surgery is the chemical peel.
Who can a chemical peel benefit?
Chemical peels aren’t the best cosmetic procedure for everyone, but a wide variety of individuals can benefit from them. Because chemical peels can be abrasive and actually remove the first couple of layers of skin, it’s not the best choice for individuals with exceptionally sensitive skin. Most individuals who undergo chemical peels have a positive experience. You might consider a chemical peel if you have any of the following:
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull complexion
- Age Spots
- Mild scarring
Many of these problems occur in the upper layers of skin, and therefore, by removing those layers, you’re revealing newer layers of skin that are smoother and more even in tone. Just about anyone can honestly get a brighter complexion from a mild chemical peel. So if you’re looking to improve your complexion, it’s a good cosmetic procedure to look into.
Choosing a chemical peel provider.
Once you’ve decided that a chemical peel could be the right cosmetic procedure for your personal needs, then you need to find the right provider in order to administer a chemical peel. While it may sound easy, and quite akin to a facial of any type, the reality is that a poorly performed chemical peel can do more harm than help. Because a chemical peel is a type of acid applied to the skin that causes the upper layers to blister, you need to have an experienced, well-trained professional manage your procedure in order to get the best results. Look for a professional environment with exceptionally well-trained estheticians, such as Weiler Plastic Surgery, to perform your chemical peel.
What to expect during your first visit.
When you arrive for your first chemical peel, you may be a little bit nervous. But think of the procedure a lot like a facial. The peel will be applied in a similar manner, however, you may feel a small bit of discomfort during and after the chemical process begins. You should never feel intense burning or pain. During your visit, just try to relax, lay back, and enjoy the process. You’ll probably be starting with one of the milder chemical peel options for your first treatment, as well, so don’t worry and know you’re in good hands with Weiler Plastic Surgery.
After a chemical peel, there is certain general care instructions you will want to follow in order to get the most from the cosmetic procedure. If you get a mild chemical peel, you’ll have absolutely no downtime, and probably none to minimal skin shedding about two days after your procedure. You can leave the office looking better than when you went in. However, you will want to avoid wearing makeup for a couple of days, and avoid too much sun exposure for the newly revealed skin. For more aggressive chemical peels, you won’t have any down time, but you can expect significant skin shedding from the edge of the chin up to your hairline starting roughly two days after your procedure. This is also the possibility for redness and sensitivity for several days, but this should all calm down within the week. Be sure to use makeup, lotions, and sunscreens only after the peeling phase is complete.
Here at Weiler Plastic Surgery, we can offer more than invasive procedures. When you need a chemical peel, for any number of reasons, applied by an experienced professional in the Baton Rouge area, trust Weiler Plastic Surgery every time. Schedule your first chemical peel today!