WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE for a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is just one option available for people looking to reverse the effects of sun damage. In the last half of this century, men and women have had more leisure time to spend outdoors than in previous generations. Many hours spent on outside recreation and the prevalence of both summer and winter vacations have taken their toll on people’s skin. Premature wrinkling is more common now than ever before. Both men and women seek procedures such as a chemical peel to improve the look of sun-damaged skin. It may also improve the pitted look of acne scars and remove pre-cancerous skin growths called keratoses.
what to expect with a chemical peel
Expectations must be realistic. Skin resurfacing procedures cannot produce perfect skin; rather, the goal is to improve the appearance of the skin as much as possible. Before deciding on a skin resurfacing procedure, Dr. Greeney may also recommend a skin care regimen prior to the procedure. If you have extensive damage from aging or injury, more than one procedure may be necessary to achieve your desired results. For most people, their skin feels tight 1-2 days after the procedure. By day 3, your skin looks more tan than normal. Peeling occurs on days 4-9, healing with fresh glowing skin.
A chemical peel cannot correct sagging skin or halt the aging process. Strict sun protection is required for 4 weeks after the treatment. Following a thorough medical history, Dr. Greeney will advise you on the details of the resurfacing procedure recommended in order to enhance your overall appearance.
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Dr. Dylan Greeney
If you are considering a chemical peel, contact Dr. Greeney with Deaconess Cosmetic Dermatology to schedule a comprehensive consultation.
Dr. Greeney is dedicated to providing patients with safe, personalized and professional care, and has the training and experience needed to produce beautiful aesthetic results.
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