Why Chemical Peels?

It is important to have a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in chemical peel procedures to administer your treatment. Chemical peels are generally performed in the office awake or during a surgical procedure under anesthesia. Treating the face can take about 30 minutes awake, and less time under anesthesia. Trichloracetic acid (TCA) peels provide impactful results. We also can recommend at-home peels.

During the TCA chemical peel procedure, a layered treatment takes place. First the skin is cleaned and de-greased. After this, Jessner's solution with Resorcinol and Hydroquinone is applied to improve the depth of peel and impact on results. Finally 30% TCA is applied in 2-3 layers to bind the superficial skin surface. There will be a several day period where the solution interacts with the skin, resulting in skin peeling about 3 to 5 days after the procedure, with peeling lasting for about 3 days. The results early on include a fresh, pink, smooth appearance.

Pinkness lasts for variable periods of time, up to 3 months, and is a side effect of beneficial collagen healing and rejuvenation. Makeup may be applied about 10 days after the procedure, as needed. Peels may be performed with fat transfer procedures to get a double impact to skin rejuvenation, with skin surface turnover from the peel as well as the stem cell effect and volume that fat transfer provides.

Peels are recommended 2-3 times a year. They provide an impactful outcome considering the cost charged. TCA peels cost $950.

Chemical Peel

Hear Dr. Shermak explain the details, ideal candidates and benefits of a chemical peel for the face and neck.

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Chemical peels can offer an improved skin texture and a more youthful and healthy appearance, though chemical peels do have their limitations. Talking to your plastic surgeon is the best way to determine if a chemical peel may be right for you. Please contact our office today to set up your confidential consultation with Dr. Shermak.

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