Here at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that your skin is an organ, and the health and functionality of it are just as important as the rest of your body. We offer several skin rejuvenation treatments, including a wide variety of chemical peels to bring out the best in your skin.
Contact us today at our Folsom office to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Sumida. During your consult, Dr. Sumida will discuss your cosmetic goals and recommend a skin or chemical peel treatment based on your individual features.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A common and non-invasive way to treat skin, chemical peels use chemical solutions that, once applied directly to the face, dry and are gently peeled off. This also removes the damaged first layer of skin, leaving a rejuvenated, fresh look.
There are several types of chemical peels with varying ingredients, and can also be used in areas on the neck and hands. Light chemical peels involve mild chemicals to give the skin an exfoliated glow. Medium and deep peels use chemicals that penetrate deeper below the skin surface to treat more serious skin problems.
Doctor Sumida will discuss with you during your consultation which type of chemical peel regimen is best suited to your needs.
Having a chemical peel can often alleviate several skin concerns, including:
- Acne or scars associated with acne
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age or liver spots
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Irregular spots of pigmentation
- Scaly skin or rough patches
There are also things that a chemical peel cannot effectively treat, such as:
- Deep facial lines
- Removing broken capillaries
- Tightening loose and sagging skin
- Lightening the appearance of scars
- Fixing the size of skin pores
Other skin rejuvenation treatments or procedures offered at Nuance will more effectively treat these skin issues. We also offer skin conditioning programs for our pre-op and post-op surgical patients in order to maintain skin health and integrity before and after surgery.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The side effects experienced from receiving a chemical peel depend on the type that you receive. Light chemical peels typically carry minor side effects such as redness, slight stinging sensations and some skin flaking. Chemical peels may also make the pigmentation of your skin more vulnerable, resulting in patches of blotchy skin.
It is typically suggested after chemical peels to use broad-spectrum sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat and take other cautionary measures against the sun, as your skin will be sensitive during healing. Dr. Sumida will advise you on the side effects and potential risks of the chemical peel you are prescribed, as well as any aftercare you will need.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, it is our goal to maintain healthy skin as well as repair damaged and aged skin. Contact us today for a consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons in Folsom.