Is it time to take a look?
Getting a chemical peel may be just what you’ve been in need of for a while now. Have you been looking for a safe and non invasive way to improve the appearance of your skin? Do you, or do you know someone that struggles with age spots or wrinkles?
I know the sound of “chemical peel” can sound scary and painful, but truthfully most report the sensation to be a mild stinging feeling at the most. If you need more than a light or moderate chemical peel treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe you a mild pain killer to take home with you afterwords.
High Valley Dermatology offers many different cosmetic dermatology treatments and chemical peels are one of the most common requests. We can perform this treatment on your face, neck or hands. Here are some skin conditions that a chemical peel can treat:
- Fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Aging and sun damage wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of mild to moderate scars
- Types of acne
- Age spots
- Dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
Some dermatology offices will focus on just general dermatology treatments, but here we also offer the very best in options for cosmetic dermatology. A chemical peel will improve the feel of your skin as well. We will tell you if you need anything stronger, but if so we can help you out with even the most severe wrinkles, scars, age spots, etc.
What you can expect during a chemical peel
Your Idaho Falls dermatologist who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions – such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) – to small areas of your skin. This creates a controlled wound, allowing new skin to take its place.
A chemical peel is a very common treatment for cosmetic dermatology. It’s not for everyone, but we’ll be able to tell you if you are a good candidate when you make an appointment and come in.