Chemical peels can improve the effects of aging, such as wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and sun damage. Dr. Adam Stein is not only a double-board certified surgeon but also has the latest certification for all depths of chemical peels. Chemical peels are a minimally invasive and advanced treatment for improving the skin’s appearance for a more youthful glow.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
The layers in our skin can become damaged over time, especially with aging. Dr. Stein uses chemical peels, which remove the damaged skin layers to regenerate the skin’s natural healing processes. The skin after a chemical peel significantly improves for a re-energized appearance.
At Stein Plastic Surgery, chemical peels strengths are customized for everyone, from patients with sensitive skin to those needing deeper results.
*Individual Results May Vary
What is Getting a Chemical Peel Like?
Patients who choose light to medium chemical peel depths are made comfortable with a topical anesthetic while those who will receive a deep phenol peel under heavy sedation. Dr. Stein applies the formula to the skin, which will be absorbed over your treatment time. After the treatment, a cooling salve is spread over the skin to begin your recovery process.
What to Expect After a Chemical Peel
What to expect after a chemical peel treatment depends on the depth of the treatment. You can expect moderate flaking and redness after a light to medium peel up to a week. With deep peels, you can expect some swelling, redness, and flaking for a more extended period of time – around one to two weeks.
After a chemical peel treatment, you will begin to see the reduction of wrinkles, uneven skin texture, sun damage, and acne scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your skin and your overall skin health, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein to learn more about the customizability of chemical peels.
Most people can receive chemical peels but some may not be able to due to certain health and skin conditions. Chemical peels are not recommended for patients actively breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant. Those who have open wounds or spend a lot of time in the sun may also not be ideal for chemical peel treatments.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about chemical peels? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 261-7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.