The Chemical Peel

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Albert Carlotti

A chemical peel is a chemical solution that is applied to the face, which works to remove a thin layer of skin exposing new skin that is smother and tighter. Chemical peels can improve your skins feel and appearance in just one simple treatment, and are so quick that they can be done during your lunch hour. Many people can benefit from a chemical peel, so we’ve found some tips about the procedure to see if one is right for you.

The chemical peel procedure can be done on the face or neck, and it can be used to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat age or sunspot wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat some forms of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches
  • Improve the look and feel of skin
  • Improve areas damaged by the sun

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Fair-skinned patients are better candidates for chemical peels, however If you have darker skin, you may also see positive results from a chemical peel. Skin sags and bulges do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler. A consultation with one of our skilled surgeons can help you decide what procedures are right for you.

How Chemical Peels Are Done

A Chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that can be done in about an hour. We will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then we will apply one or more chemical solution to small areas of your skin. That removes the old skin, letting new skin take its place.

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so remember wear sunscreen every day. Thinking about a chemical peel? Call The Carlotti Center for Cosmetic Surgery today! The unique husband-and-wife team of Dr. Albert Carlotti and Dr. Michele-Cabret Carlotti are highly trained and highly experienced, and they bring an aesthetic sense to their practice that combines male and female viewpoints.  For a consultation about whether is right for you, call The Carlotti Center for Cosmetic Surgery today at (480) 947-7700.

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