Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. Sun exposure, acne or…
What is a deep chemical peel?
Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao
If you have deeper facial wrinkles, skin that has been damaged by the sun, scars, areas that appear blotchy, or even pre-cancerous growths, a deep chemical peel might be the right choice for you. Grace Skincare Clinic’s experienced dermatologists will carefully determine if you are a good candidate for this chemical peel treatment.
Our dermatologist will use the strongest chemical called phenol to penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. For this type of peel, you may need a local anesthetic and a sedative to manage any discomfort.
A deep chemical peel usually involves some sort of pretreatment for up to eight weeks. This will prepare your skin for the peel and speed the healing process.
Pretreatment may include the use of a retinoic acid cream or gel – a prescription medication that’s derived from vitamin A. This works by thinning out the skin’s surface layer, allowing the chemical solution to penetrate more evenly and deeply.
Deep chemical peel procedure steps
At Grace Skincare Clinic, after our Dermatologist determines that a deep chemical peel is the appropriate treatment for your skin condition, skin type and desired skin health objective.
Step 1: Our Dermatologist will examine your skin and discuss your desired skin objective. If our doctor determines that a deep peel is the appropriate treatment for your skin condition, skin type and desired skin health objective. Then it comes to step 2.
Step 2: Our licensed and trained Nursing staff will give you a sedative to relax along with a local anesthetic to numb your face.
Step 3: Then, our Nurses will also perform a stepwise cleansing process. Phenol is brushed onto the area after an appropriate time interval. And the chemical is neutralized with water.
A thick coat of ointment is smoothed over your skin, to prevent dryness and pain. The ointment must stay in place. Sometimes our dermatologist will cover your skin with strips of tape or medicated gauze rather than ointment.
Deep chemical peel risks
In a chemical peel, the chemical used, phenol, can lighten the skin that’s treated. With this kind of peel, your new skin often loses its ability to tan normally. It is critical that the treated area is protected from the sun.
Phenol (a deep peel agent) also can pose a special risk for people with heart disease. Be sure to tell your surgeon about any heart problems and include them in your medical history.
Deep chemical peel recovery
Patients typically can return to work and some of their normal activities two weeks after deep chemical peel treatment.
Deep peels will result in peeling, crusting, skin redness, and discomfort for several days to weeks.
Our dermatologist will provide painkillers to keep you comfortable. Although the swelling is likely to disappear in about two weeks, your skin may remain red for up to three months.
One treatment with a deep peel will produce long-lasting and dramatic results that can last up to 10 years.
If you need support for deep chemical peel treatment, please call Grace Skincare Clinic for medical advice. Our medical staff is always here to help!
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This place is amazing; they help me improve my terrible skin condition which had affected my identity, and my confidence for many years. I have been visiting Grace Clinic during summer time for the past two years, and every time I am here, they create a different program in order to fit my skin condition and my limited time. Furthermore, people from Grace Clinic always greet me with warm hearts. They once invited me to have boba tea with them which made me no longer feel like a customer but a friend which it has created a friendship overtime. I cannot stress how highly I would recommend this place. Again, they are amazing and very professional. There is one thing, you can do walk-in just fine but it would be better if you schedule the appointment so they can prepare and create the best service for you.
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