Medical Peel Treatments Questions and Answers
Medical peel treatment will help give you fresher, smoother, and more vibrant-looking skin. Talk to our team today at Balance Med Spa & Salon in Lecanto, FL about medical peel treatment and its benefits. For more information, call us today to book an appointment online.
What is medical peel treatment?
A medical peel treatment is a procedure that is performed through the application of a solution to the skin for the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This treatment reveals fresher, smoother, more vibrant skin that can make the patient appear more youthful. Medical peels are most commonly done on the face as a means to treat scars, discolored skin and wrinkles, and fine lines. Different levels of medical peels are available, although lighter peels may take multiple treatments to reach the desired results.
Deeper peels will provide more dramatic results however they also have a longer recovery time due to the depth of the treatment and the amount of tissue that is removed. Your doctor can help you determine the right level of peel for the effect you are looking for, with light, medium, and deep peels each providing their own unique results and requiring additional treatments in various frequencies. Medical peels can be performed as a singular treatment plan or they can be used in conjunction with additional cosmetic procedures to enhance and fully achieve the desired results.
How medical skin peeling is done?
Medical peels are performed by a doctor who is trained and experienced in the proper application of the treatment, usually a dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon. They will want to discuss your medical history to understand any medications you are currently on and if you have had any previous cosmetic treatments. This will help them determine your viability for the treatment and if you are at a higher risk of negative side effects. From there, they will examine your skin to help them determine the type of peel that will be suitable and discuss your expectations and the treatment plan that they recommend.
The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office with the appropriate solution applied carefully to the skin being treated. Depending on the level of peel, the solution will either be washed off with a neutralizing solution or left on the skin to do its work of removing the top layers of tissue.
What are the benefits of medical peel treatment?
Medical peels provide many benefits to the patient through the uncovering of fresh, new skin after the removal of the dead skin cells. A medical peel has been shown to be effective in evening out skin tone and lightening any darker pigmentation areas, brightening the skin, smoothing out the texture of rough skin, lightening acne blemishes as well as preventing further outbreaks, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles, and increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
Medical facial peels are able to soften fine lines, plump up skin that has become flat and minimize the appearance of superficial age spots, as well as improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. This will give the patient a more youthful-looking and radiant complexion through the renewal of their skin.
What happens after getting a Medical skin peel?
Recovery from a medical skin peel would look different depending on if you got a light, medium, or deep peel as each one has its own unique aftereffects and healing process. Patients can expect their skin to be red, with some irritation of the skin and minor swelling of the treated area. The skin will gradually tighten and darken within the first few days following treatment. From there, the skin will start to peel and continue to do this over the course of about a week. The peeling skin will reveal a smoother, tighter, and more youthful layer of fresh, new skin. Despite the name, not all medical peels will actually cause the skin to peel.
This will depend on the type of peel, the amount of solution that was used, or if the patient has had previous procedures done. The new skin will be sensitive to sunlight, so it will be important to properly moisturize it and protect it from the sun for several weeks following treatment.
Learn more about medical skin peel treatments today at Balance Med Spa & Salon. You can contact us through our web pages or simply call us to book an appointment. We serve patients from Lecanto FL, Pine Ridge FL, Beverly Hills FL, Citrus Hills FL, Hernando FL, Dunnellon FL, Citrus Springs FL, Crystal River FL, Homosassa Springs FL, Inverness FL, and Black Diamond FL.