It’s not easy taking care of our skin. As much as we think it’s like self-healing armor, our skin is actually extremely fragile and needs to be protected and often repaired.
This summer, pay more attention to how you care for your skin. If you don’t wear sunscreen, wear it. If you don’t get enough sleep, go to bed earlier. If you tend to have oily skin, use specific products that help cut down on oiliness.
“If you want to turn back the clock, you’ll have no problem doing so with a chemical peel.”
If these don’t work, or you’re just tired of dealing with skin problems, consider scheduling a chemical peel with dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Marotta of Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists.
Chemical peels can destroy skin lesions and treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation and oily skin. You can also rid your face of fine to deep wrinkles, sun damage and age spots. In other words, if you want to turn back the clock, you’ll have no problem doing so with a chemical peel.
The actual plastic surgery process can give people the jitters, but it really shouldn’t. When undergoing medium chemical peels, Dr. Marotta first sedates the patient at the facility and then uses Jessner 35 percent TCA solution. Deep chemical peels involve placing the patient under IV sedation and applying a mixture of phenol and other ingredients to make Hetter’s Peel or Baker’s Phenol solution.
Keep in mind that deep chemical treatments are not suitable for every patient. If you’re not sure which one to schedule, Dr. Marotta can help you decide by examining your skin and providing recommendations that fit your specific needs and health circumstances.
The procedure’s popularity
For those undergoing plastic surgery, it can be comforting to know how many others have scheduled the treatment. In the U.S.,roughly 1.2 million people had chemical peels in 2014, according tothe American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2013 and the third most popular minimally invasiveprocedure behind Botox and soft tissue fillers.
Should you have a chemical peel right before your wedding or vacation? No. Immediately following the surgery, your skin may look red and swollen, and it typically takes about 2 to 3 weeks to fully heal.
What to expect
It may take a few weeks following the procedure to notice significant changes, but once the skin has been fully restored, you’ll seemany of the issues that once plagued you have been solved.
Keep in mind, just because you received a chemical peel doesn’t mean you should neglect proper skin care and protection. Always remember to wear sunscreen and use skin-friendly products that are specific to your skin type.