Chemical Peel Rockford IL – Dr. Sarah Hagarty – Plastic, Reconstructive, Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic – Call 815-240-0900
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that applies a chemical solution in order to smooth out skin texture and improve skin tone through the removal of damaged outer layers of skin.
Though chemical peels are a procedure used primarily for the face, it can also be effective for improving signs of aging on the neck and hands too. Exposure to the sun, acne and simply the aging process can leave skin tone wrinkled, uneven and spotty. A Chemical Peel Rockford IL is among the most cost-effective solutions to those issues. The possible results of a chemical peel depends upon the type of technique and chemical applied.
You may be a candidate for a chemical peel if you are looking to reduce:
-Acne scarring, or minor scarring.
-Facial lines and wrinkles.
-Scaly, rough patches of skin.
A chemical peel is not a solution for very deep facial wrinkles, loose, sagging skin or deep scarring. Chemical Peel Rockford IL procedures may not be the appropriate cosmetic option for you if have abnormal skin scars, naturally dark skin tone, or if you are taking medication that makes your skin hypersensitive to other applications.
The process involves chemical solutions that are carefully applied to the skin to improve texture and tone. The chemical formula used by the staff at our facility is custom to meet each patient’s specific condition and cosmetic goals.
There are three categories of Chemical Peel Rockford IL:
-Light peel. Yields subtle improvements initially, then you’ll see a rejuvenated skin tone that looks better and better with additional treatments.
-Medium peel. Leaves the skin noticeably fresher, smoother.
-Deep peel. Has the longest recovery period but results are significant.
At your initial consultation with Dr. Hagarty, your skin will be evaluated to determine which type of chemical peel will be the best solution for you. Give us a call today and get started on a new, refreshed look!
Recuperation after a Chemical Peel Rockford IL – Schedule a Consultation at 815-240-0900
Following a chemical peel, your skin is going to appear reddish, puffy and feel tight. Follow instructions from your plastic surgeon regarding cleaning, protection against the sun, moisturizing and the application of ointments. It’s also essential to avoid scratching, picking or rubbing your skin. Recovery can vary from one patient to another, but it can take a few months until your skin’s color gets back to normal and you start to see the beneficial results of the Chemical Peel Rockford IL.
Following a light peel, the treated area will be dry, red and experience mild irritation. However, with follow up peels the effects tend to become not as noticeable. Your plastic surgeon in some cases will apply an ointment, like petroleum jelly, to relief discomfort. Generally, patients are able to apply makeup the following day.
The recovery period for treated areas after a light peel is typically about 1 to 7 days. New skin may temporarily look darker or lighter than normal.
Following a medium peel, the treated skin is typically swollen and red. Similar to treating a light peel, the surgeon may apply ointment for soothing relief. After about one week, you may apply cosmetics to conceal any remaining redness.
While inflammation continues to decrease, the skin treated by the peel will form mile crusting and may darken or show brown patches. Treatment areas will need about one to two weeks to properly heal following a medium Chemical Peel Rockford IL. Redness may persist for a few months.
After a deep peel, patients generally experience swelling and redness as well.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Chemical Peel Rockford IL at 815-240-0900.