Your skin is a hero. Every day, it's the first line of defense against UV radiation from the sun, dirt, oil, bacteria and the steady passing of time. As you age, your skin begins to show the effects of this constant assault. Acne scars, sun spots, wrinkles and discoloration are just a few of the signs you may notice as you age.
Even people who pamper their skin with gentle soaps and moisturizers will inevitably need a little professional help to maintain a youthful appearance. One method of rejuvenation you can't get at home is a chemical peel. This simple procedure uses a chemical exfoliant to remove damaged layers of skin reveal the healthy, youthful skin underneath.
What can be treated with a chemical peel?
A chemical peel can treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and oily skin. Dr. Marotta performs medium and deep chemicals. You can get a medium-depth peel once or twice a year. A deep chemical peel is a one-time procedure.
Do chemical peels hurt?
Patients undergoing medium-depth chemical peels are given a local anesthetic to reduce the likelihood of feeling any pain during the procedure. Dr. Marotta also performs medium and deep chemical peels using IV sedation and close monitoring. Deep chemical peels require IV sedation.
After the procedure there may be some slight discomfort and some initial discoloration which fades quickly. Kristen Noel Crawley, writing in Elle Magazine, noted some sensitivity and redness two days after a chemical peel. She reported that most of the actual peeling occurred on days three and four of her recovery. Some patients may experience peeling and pinkness for up to 10 days after the procedure.
Brighten your eyes
Chemical peels can treat undereye darkness, sagging and puffiness. If spend your mornings applying undereye concealer, a peel could be just what you need. Check out the patient testimonial below:
Goodbye acne scars
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects roughly 50 million people each year. Although it's typically associated with teenagers, acne can affect people well into their 30s and beyond. Medication, stress and hormones can cause sudden outbreaks at any time of life.
Acne scars may never go away completely, but a chemical peel can drastically reduce their appearance. Allure Magazine reported that chemical peels are effective at reducing acne outbreaks and resurfacing scarred skin. It's also a safe solution for all skin colors.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if a chemical peel is right for you.