What is a Chemical Peel?
Dr. Zamora and his team of Colorado body surgery experts are skilled in handling chemical peels for all skin types. Dr. Zamora and his team of Denver plastic and cosmetic surgery experts understand that our patients take care of their skin, but sometimes that isn’t enough. You can only fight genetics for so long before you need to call in some reinforcements.
Dr. Zamora and his team will discuss the ways you can prepare before your chemical peel. People who get cold sores should start on antiviral medications one week prior to treatment and continue taking these for two weeks after therapy to prevent reactivation of cold sores. All patients should be encouraged to use high SPF sunscreens prior to and after peeling as well.
Your epidermal skin cells are constantly transitioning from the bottom of the epidermal layer to the skin surface as the cells lose moisture and slowly die off. Depending on your age and skin condition, this process takes approximately 28-38 days. This surface layer of dead cells can cause the skin to look tired, aged and dull. A chemical peel uses acidic solution to remove the outer layer of skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells. The strength of acids determines the depth of exfoliation, and depending on how deep you’d like to go, you may have to be put under general anesthesia.
Post Treatment Information
Dr. Zamora will discuss all post-procedure plans with you before the skin rejuvenation takes place. The deeper the peel, the longer the recovery time. Discomfort, tightness and swelling can all be expected after the procedure, as well as sensitivity to the sun. Be sure to wear high SPF sun screen to protect your skin as well.