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An Overview of Chemical Peels

Jun 23 2015

Chemical peels are a procedure that involves the application of a chemical to the face, causing the skin to peel off and allowing new skin to replace it. The freshly regenerated skin is typically less wrinkled and smoother compared to the old skin. As such, chemical peels help in improving the appearance of the skin.

Chemical Peels: Benefits and Precautions

If you’re looking to improve your skin with a chemical peel, take a look at some useful information about this procedure:

  • Which areas can be treated: Chemical peels can be performed on the neck, face and hands. It is ideal for reducing the fine lines that appear under your eyes or close to your mouth. It is also helpful in treating wrinkles, which are typically caused by aging and sun damage. Mild scars, acne, freckles, dark patches as a result of pregnancy are all treatable with chemical peels.
  • Patient evaluation: A patient evaluation by a dermatologist is important to determine whether or not this procedure is right for you. A detailed patient history is usually taken before beginning the procedure. If the patient qualifies for the chemical peel procedure, the dermatologist selects the appropriate agent on the basis of the patient’s skin type and other variables, which might have an impact on peel penetration.
  • Precautions or post-care: It is vital to know that after the chemical peeling treatment, the skin temporarily becomes increasingly sensitive to sunlight. Because of this, it is important to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. The label of the product should specify “broad-spectrum.” This indicates that the sunscreen provides protection against both UVB and UVA rays. You must also restrict the time spent under the sun, particularly between 11 am to 3 pm. A wide sun hat may also be helpful in protecting against strong rays.

Interested in Learning More About Chemical Peels for Treating Damaged Skin? Contact Dr. Jerome Potozkin.

For more information about chemical peels and the treatment for damaged skin, contact leading dermatologist, Dr. Jerome Potozkin. We are located in East Bay with an office in Danville, CA. You can reach us directly at (925)272-2695. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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