What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels use chemical solutions to remove the damaged surface layers of facial skin and provide new, younger-looking skin. This minimally-invasive procedure removes old skin and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and sun damage.
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stein offers a variety of chemical peels that tackle the damaging effects of the sun on our skin. Patients can opt for light, medium, or deep peels, depending on the patient’s preference. Patients with delicate, sensitive skin may want to opt for lighter peels; however, patients seeking faster results may want to try the more aggressive chemical peels.
After the procedure, it is normal for your skin to be red and swollen as your face begins to heal itself. Your doctor may give you an ointment to protect and soothe your skin. If you get a lighter peel, you may even be able to wear makeup the following day to cover up the redness.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing or laser peeling is another non-surgical procedure that is sometimes combined with chemical peels. Dr. Stein performs laser resurfacing using the MicroLaserPeel® to remove the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and increase collagen production, repairing the sun damage on your skin.
Dr. Stein’s unique techniques allow for a faster recovery. With laser resurfacing, you will notice results immediately, becoming more visible over six months. Your skin improvement can last for many years. Additionally, it diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars, leaving you with healthier, smoother skin.