What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

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It’s impossible to really look your best when you are dealing with skin problems like sun damage, scars, or wrinkles. Fortunately, problems like these can be addressed with a chemical peel treatment. You just need some basic information so that you have a better idea of what will work for you. We can also provide you with a skin analysis to determine what type of chemical peel makes the most sense for your skin type and condition.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a broad term describing any number of chemical solutions that a practitioner applies to the skin to remove some of its outer layers, encouraging the rejuvenation of skin tissue affected by a wide range of problems.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel treatment can help to improve the following:

  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scars caused by acne, surgery, or injury

Queen City Plastic Surgery offers PCA chemical peels, which help treat various skin types and incorporate a wide range of ingredients.

What are PCA chemical peels?

The PCA peel is a certain type of chemical peel developed by the PCA Skin company. Like most chemical peels, PCA peels are formulated to minimize signs of aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, and more through the exfoliation of dead skin cells and revelation of fresh, underlying skin that displays fewer problems.

Many PCA peels are superficial treatments that work on the top layers of the skin. They provide a safe and effective treatment for common skin problems, with little to no recovery time required. They are available in different formulations for various skin types.

Some PCA chemical peels are a variation on the Jessner peel. Salicylic acid and lactic acid are common ingredients in PCA peels. 

If your skin problems are more stubborn and involve deeper layers of the skin, a PCA blended peel may be more appropriate. This type of peel contains something called trichloroacetic acid (TCA). By combining each of the blended peels ingredients together, the safety and effectiveness of each individual ingredient are improved.

What To Expect

Here is what you can generally expect when getting a PCA peel:

Day of Treatment

On the day of your chemical peel treatment, your skin care professional will start by thoroughly cleansing your skin in the treatment area and evenly applying the chemical solution.

If you are getting a superficial peel, it will be applied in layers. This is not a timed treatment. Instead, the number of layers applied will determine the strength of the peel.

Finally, your skincare specialist will place a protective topical lotion on your skin before you are sent home.

After Your Peel

Your skin care specialist will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for your skin after your peel. Be sure to carefully follow their instructions to obtain the very best results.

Scheduling Your Consultation

For additional information, please reach out to the office of Dr. Haque of Queen City Plastic Surgery, or use our easy online form to schedule a consultation with our Esthetician.

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