The skin’s appearance can often be a sign of great health and youth. However, the skin is also exposed to the elements and might be negatively impacted with age. To achieve a more youthful appearance, many patients choose to ask their doctor about the benefits of chemical peels.
What is a chemical peel?
Dr. Sanjay Lalla describes a chemical peel as a special, customized blend of chemical solutions that are strategically administered onto the skin. These chemicals will exfoliate the skin and help remove the upper layer of dead skin cells. This can often result in the peeling of the skin, where chemical peels get their name. The treatment leaves behind refreshed, regenerated skin that has a healthier appearance and smoother feel.
What can a chemical peel be used for?
There are many reasons why a patient might consider having a chemical peel performed on the skin. Chemical peels can help with a range of conditions that may impact the skin, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin (skin laxity)
- Active acne
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Age spots/sunspots
- Poor texture and tone
What types of peels are available?
There is a wide selection of chemical ingredients that may be used to achieve beautiful, healthier skin. It is critical that patients schedule an appointment with their doctor to determine which one will suit their needs. There are three varieties that are used at the practice of Dr. Sanjay Lalla, including light, medium, and deep peels. Light peels are more superficial and will provide a faster exfoliation that will minimize healing and downtime. However, to get extreme results, patients should choose the deep peels. These are more aggressive chemical blends that require patients to take more downtime. However, significant improvement is achieved with these peels in a much shorter period of time, and with just one treatment. Choosing the peel right for you starts with an initial evaluation with a doctor.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla today!
If you have considered the benefits of visiting with a board-certified plastic surgeon, we welcome you to schedule a visit with our team to find out if chemical peels can enhance your skin without the need for surgical intervention. Dr. Sanjay Lalla and his team can be reached by phone by calling (973) 324-9455.