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Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat and What Fort Lauderdale Residents Should Expect

Chemical Peel near Fort Lauderdale, FLMany people are familiar with the traditional facial, a relaxing and refreshing treatment that cleanses and even restores the skin. If you enjoy facials and are looking for something that will produce even greater rejuvenation benefits, chemical peels may be a good fit for you. Chemical peels are medical-grade facial treatments that carefully incorporate chemical solutions to thoroughly treat the skin, resulting in incredible rejuvenation benefits. With chemical peels, patients can address a range of skin concerns in one easy treatment.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Topical chemical peels work over a short period of time to diminish common skin issues by removing dead, dull surface skin. A range of cosmetic concerns from superficial to advanced issues can be corrected using a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. Every individual is unique, so chemical peels are adjusted to meet these varying factors for every patient. These factors may include skin type and specific skin conditions to be corrected. A successful chemical peel will remove the most superficial layers of skin to reveal softer, more youthful skin with fewer blemishes, scars, or wrinkles.

What Conditions Can Chemical Peels Treat?

Chemical peels are versatile and useful in successfully treating a multitude of skin conditions, including:

  • Age spots
  • Dry skin
  • Acne and blemished
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Dull complexion
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sagging skin
  • Some scarring
  • Melasma
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

What to Expect from a Chemical Peel Treatment

The results of a chemical peel treatment can range depending on the intensity of the specific chemical peel used. A superficial peel will require 1-3 days to fully heal. During this time, treated skin may be red and scaly, so lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals. Daily sunscreen is highly recommended during this time. A moderate peel will require five to 7 days to heal. Treated skin will be red and may be a little swollen for the first 48 hours . This skin will feel dry and tight and will peel during the healing process. Moisturizers can be applied for comfort. All sun exposure should be avoided during this time.

Dr. David J. Levens has been treating patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Broward County with chemical peels since 1989. To start your journey to a more beautiful complexion, contact his office today and set up an appointment.

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