Chemical Peel Treatments
Regular chemical peels and the proper skin care regimen help the skin stay healthy, youthful and radiant at every age. Chemical peels provide a smoother, more even skin tone with an enhanced skin glow. They can help prevent premature skin aging and provide an excellent treatment option for pigmentary disorders such as melasma, photodamage, and brown spots that acne leaves behind. Weymouth MA chemical peel treatments involve a series of 3-6 treatments, performed 3-6 weeks apart for optimal results.
Types of Chemical Peels
Alpha-hydroxy acid peeling agents, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are naturally derived compounds that can slow the skin’s aging process and decrease irregular pigmentation. Beta-hydroxy acid peels, such as salicylic acid, are naturally derived – they are particularly good for oily skin, acne, and irregular pigmentation too. More complex peels including more than one agent are available and are specifically used for challenging cases. They reduce visible signs of aging including brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Kroumpouzos will discuss the different types of peels that are appropriate for your skin condition, the severity of your skin problem, and your skin type.
What should you expect after Weymouth MA Chemical Peel Treatments?
The specific chemical peel chosen for your skin dictates your results and downtime. You may experience stinging, redness or tightness and mild swelling. The skin will turn red, flake, and may crust – it looks like sunburn before it heals. Peeling of the skin may last up to one week, depending on the strength of the peeling agent. The medical staff at GK Dermatology will provide means for relief. Following the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Kroumpouzos significantly improves the results of your chemical peel treatment.
Melasma Before & After