There are a large amount of various chemical peels used on the market today. Each is designed to significantly enhance the appearance of the face of the patient.
Chemical Peels Used by Dr. Morris can Be Used for:
- Treatment of wrinkles caused by the sun, age, or genetics
- Treat acne
- Reduce facial lines under the eyes and near the mouth
- Reduce age spots, blemishes and dark patches of skin
- Improve the overall look and feel of the skin and face of the patient
- Improve texture and color
There are some chemical peels available over the counter, some more effective types are only available via a professional like Dr. Morris. A chemical peels takes effect by the total exfoliation of the skin. Chemical peels can be used often under the care of a dermatologist or surgeon, they are great for helping to rejuvenate the skin. They are often times used by surgeons in conjunction with blepharoplasty or facelifts. The result is an improved look and smoother skin on the face and treated areas. They work by removing the dead, outer most layers of the skin. Fine wrinkles, blemishes and pigment changes will be improved upon.
Two Types of Chemical Peels Used by Dr. Morris
- TCA – Trichloroacetic acid
- AHA Peels – Alphahydroxy acids like glycolic, lactic and fruit acids
Dr. Morris will use exact formulas that are customized to your skin and fit your exact needs. AHAs and TCA peels are great for achieving brighter skin, improving wrinkles and can be applied weekly for the best results. The recovery time is standard at only 1-3 weeks and is completely dependent on your skin type. There may be some mild redness and swelling, with a little discomfort. Darker skinned individuals may require special care and treatment. A peel is often times completed in just 10-15 minutes, deeper peels may take longer to penetrate the deep pockets of the skin. For deeper treatments, recovery could take several weeks. For severe cases, laser resurfacing is oftentimes a better procedure to use.
How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel:
After a consultation with Dr. Morris, you’ll be able to decide on the best option for your case. Most peels will be performed within the office and take a short amount of time so you can go on with your day. They’re fairly straightforward treatments and only cause mild irritation. The results can be quite astounding. The effects may not be permanent, but lighter peels can be repeated as needed, time and time again. For a consultation, schedule an appointment and you’ll soon be on your way to a healthier, younger look and feel.