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Medium depth chemical peels are a skincare treatment where a chemical is applied to the skin which causes the top layers of skin to exfoliate leaving softer, more beautiful skin below visible. This is a professional-grade exfoliation skin treatment. It reduces the appearance of dull, dry skin, reduces pore size and leaves your face soft, smooth and radiant.
Medium depth chemical peels are used as part of maintenance skincare routine to enhance the look, feel and texture of the skin. Medium depth chemical peels are appropriate for all skin types. This treatment uses different chemical solutions or a combination of chemical solutions depending on the skin issue your skincare provider is working with you to correct.
At a consultation for a chemical peel, one of our experienced skin care experts will discuss your skincare goals, your current skincare regimen and your current skin issues to determine if a series of chemical peels are right for you and your skin. Often times Vectra 3D imaging is performed to allow you and your skincare expert to view in 3D the sun damage, broken capillaries and overall appearance of your skin. This serves as a baseline. After completing a series of chemical peel treatments together with a home regimen we can evaluate improvements in the quality of your skin.
To prepare for a medium depth chemical peel. You should not be currently using Accutane® and have not used it within the last 12 months. Your skin should be free of an active herpes infection, open wounds, or skin infections. You should avoid sun exposure for the two weeks prior to your appointment.
Your skin care expert will clean your face and prepare the chemical solutions for application. Your provider will apply one to several layers of the chemical solution to your face. Often times a fan is used to cool the face and decrease the odor from the chemical interaction with the skin cells.
During the medium depth chemical peel you may feel stinging sensation. After the treatment, you may expect your skin to be red and shiny for one to 48 hours. Your face may feel warm like a sunburn. Your skin will begin to peel in 2-3 days and continue for 4-5 days. Do not pick at the peeling skin or aggressively exfoliate. You should not use products containing Retin-A® or Glycolic acid for three days following the treatment. You should avoid the gym, saunas and hot tubs for 48 hours.
Medium depth chemical peels remove the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas when a series of treatments are performed. Medium depth chemical peels can also improve oily or dull skin, enlarged pores, clogged pores, fine lines and mild complexion problems.
Complications from medium depth chemical peels are extremely rare, but could include skin infections, cold sores, allergic reactions, undesirable color changes and scarring
Dr. Maloney has some of the most Highly Qualified and Experienced Skin Care Specialists in Tucson.