Dr. Christine uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture and appearance of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels are great tools for individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.
Dr. Christine uses chemical peels to treat:
- Reduce fine lines
- Control acne outbreaks
- Heal current acne lesions
- Diminish scarring
- Enhance tone and color of skin
- Diminish/Eliminate hyperpigmentation
HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK?
Chemical peeling is an office-based procedure performed by Dr. Christine to improve the appearance of the skin. By peeling the outer layer of the skin, fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes can be diminished and pores can be minimized. Chemical peeling will provide you with the glow you have always wanted. Your skin will look healthier, supple and more vibrant.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A CHEMICAL PEEL?
Dr. Christine creates an individualized plan for patients based on their needs. Dr. Christine may prescribe Retin A- a medication derived from Vitamin A that allows the chemical solution to penetrate more deeply and evenly. In addition, she may recommend a series of Vibradermabrasion sessions to remove the top, protective layer of the skin to allow for deeper penetration of solution. When indicated for some individuals, Dr. Christine may recommend both vibradermabrasion and chemical peel services to be performed on the same day.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON TREATMENT DAY?
Dr. Christine will choose the peel that best fits your needs after having a thorough consultation. The choice of chemical peel will coincide with the treatment of either, acne, blemishes, anti-aging or any combination of the above. After cleansing and preparing your skin, Dr. Christine will apply the chemical solution for a few minutes along with a hand-held fan to ensure your comfort. Several of the peels Dr. Christine uses have an anaesthetic (numbing) component so you experience very minimal stinging for a few seconds. Some peels require a neutralization process to deactivate and prevent any further penetration of the acid.
Depending on the strength of the peel, periodic treatments may be necessary until the desired effects are achieved. For most patients, proper pre/post care with medical grade skin products will help maintain your desired outcome.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL?
Chemical peel is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced physician. Dr. Christine reports that some patients may experience stinging, redness, irritation and crusting after a chemical peel.
Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure for several days or weeks depending on strength of peel used. It is important to protect your newly formed skin layer and treating it like a baby’s skin and using sunscreen daily.