What does it do?
Chemical peels are similar to other AHA peels where glycolic acid peels removes the top layer of dead cells on your skin. This reveals a new layer that is smoother-textured and more vibrant-looking. Chemical peels help with fine lines, minor skin discolorations (such as "age" spots), and dry patches known as solar keratoses. These treatments are also useful for treating acne and for removing, or minimizing, old acne scars. Glycolic acid peels are also believed to stimulate the growth of collagen, a protein that helps give skin its structure. The loss of collagen due to aging and sun exposure is one of the major factors involved in the formation of lines and wrinkles.
To increase the effectiveness of the chemical peel, Dr. Manolis may recommend that you combine it with another treatment that removes the top micro-layer of skin: microdermabrasion.
Treatment with Glycolic Acid
Chemical peels may be administered in concentrations from 20% to 80%. The stronger the concentration of the peel, the deeper the peel will dissolve tissue. If someone is using Retin-A or Retinoid-like medications it will make a glycolic peel have a stronger effect, so let Dr. Manolis know if you are using such medications.
The VI Peel Precision Plus is your peel for sun spots and pigmented skin. Hyperpigmentation is a condition when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Although it is usually harmless, it can be difficult to treat effectively. The VI Peel Precision Plus can help restore the skin tone you deserve.
The VI Peel Precision Plus is specifically formulated for pigmented skin and is a simple and pain free in-office procedure. Some of the benefits of the VI Peel are:
If your skin has acne, acne scars, uneven skin pigmentation and/or sun damage, chemical peel treatments at our office at Orland Park Plastic Surgery can help restore your skin’s smoothness and texture. These non-invasive, topical treatments may also help remove pre-cancerous skin growth, as well as, soften facial acne scars.
Going through a board certified physician’s office will help ensure not only that you’re a candidate for a chemical peel, but also that you’ll receive safe and effective care. Not sure which exfoliating treatment is best for your skin type? We are happy to offer you a FREE SKIN ANALYSIS.
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