If you want to refresh tiresome skin, you may wonder which options are available without surgery. A chemical peel from the experts at Skin Renewal of Tulsa is a popular option that treats skin damage from the sun, moderate wrinkling, and an overall tired appearance. A chemical peel removes dead skin layers to reveal fresh skin using a special solution applied to the area.
Generally speaking, a chemical peel can be light, medium, or deep based on the number of skin layers they remove and other factors. Light chemical peels shed the outer skin layer, medium peels shed the inner and outer layers, and deep peels penetrate deeper into skin layers. However, the treatment does not suit everyone. Learn who makes an ideal candidate for a chemical peel by consulting the experts at our office and reading below.
While people with light hair and skin do tend to make good candidates, people of various skin tones can undergo a chemical peel. The latest studies reveal they are a safe option for darker skin tones with few negative outcomes when done by a skilled professional. However, you still have to choose the right type of peel and provider. Discuss your options with the professional before deciding what treatment to use.
You need good overall skin health to get a chemical peel. You should not have a history of cold sores, facial scars, atrophic skin (thin skin caused by low blood supply), or thick scars. Open wounds, extra pigment in scars, and other conditions may also disqualify you. Inform the professional of any conditions you have that may make the skin sensitive. Make a list of all the medications you take, since certain medicines may cause light sensitivity.
You should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, and clients who seek deep peels should not have certain conditions. Clients who smoke will likely be advised to stop for a set amount of time before and after the treatment. While chemical peels do not involve surgery, a deeper peel requires more healing time. Candidates with realistic expectations will be more satisfied with their outcomes. They understand a chemical peel won’t address every skin problem and results occur at different rates.
A chemical peel at Skin Renewal of Tulsa could certainly be your long-awaited solution for restoring confidence in your appearance. To get started, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Tulsa!