A growing number of people are getting facial peels to reduce the visible effects of aging upon their skin. This safe and effective procedure offered our Tampa Solomon Cosmetic Center office can help turn back the clock on skin that has been damaged by sunlight and the aging process.
A facial peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses chemicals to reduce the appearance of light scarring, freckles, blemishes, age spots, and other types of skin problems of the face. A peel can help improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines, giving new life to skin damaged by the sun.
More skin layers are removed with a professional peel than other types of facial peels. Removing more skin layers helps to remove or lessen darker-colored blemishes and is particularly effective in reducing scarring and superficial skin irregularities. For many people, a good peel can help prevent the need for a complete facelift.
A Jessner’s peel, named after the doctor who originated the procedure, is a light cosmetic peel that helps treat photo-aged skin and lightens hyper-pigmented skin. It is helpful for patients with acne because is opens blocked sebaceous follicles and reduces oil production.
We start by applying a glycolic cleanser to the face. This removes the outermost layer of skin and oil so that the solution penetrates more thoroughly. The Jessner solution is then applied to your face. The underlying skin may be pink for a few days but will heal nicely, revealing smooth, healthy skin underneath.
The VI peel is effective for treatment of melasma and hyper-pigmentation. It stimulates elastic and collagen growth, two key components of youthful skin. This type of peel differs a bit from other peels because it is the only one safe for use on the chest, neck, hands, and eye area. It also causes little, if any, discomfort.
Facial Peel Recovery
As with any medical procedure, some recovery time is typically needed. Following a facial peel, the skin may appear pink and somewhat swollen. It may also feel tender. Normally, these effects only last for a few days at most. The skin will need some time to repair and renew itself.
*Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.