English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center offers Chemical Peels to patients in Little Rock, Arkansas, North Little Rock, Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, Jacksonville, Arkansas, Sherwood, Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas and surrounding areas.
What are Chemical Peels?
Although millions of chemical peels are performed every year, Dr. English uses various peeling agents and is considered an expert in performing all types of peelings. Today, with the public’s increasing interest in rejuvenating skin and slowing the effects of the aging process, chemical peeling has emerged as a successful anti-aging procedure. Enhanced results of chemical peels are also reached by new laser/light-based rejuvenation techniques. A thorough evaluation by Dr. English at his Little Rock practice is necessary prior to choosing a chemical peel program appropriate for your type skin.
What Can A Chemical Peel Do?
Chemical peeling is primarily used to treat fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors can be reduced, and in some cases, eliminated, with this procedure. Unfortunately, facial sagging, bulges, and severe wrinkles do not respond to chemical peeling, since it cannot eliminate the gravitational forces which generate loose skin. This condition may require other cosmetic facial procedures. During your individualized consultation at his Little Rock facility, Dr. English will carefully examine your face and recommend the most appropriate type of treatment for you.
Mild scarring and certain types of acne may also be treated with chemical peels. In addition, pigmentation of the skin in the form of sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, blotches, and skin that is dull in texture and color may be improved with chemical peeling.
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How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
During chemical peeling, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to separate, peel off, and allowing new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother and far less wrinkled than the old skin, and may also be more even in color.
Chemical peels may be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Superficial, medium, or deep chemical peels may be used to improve damaged skin. As a rule, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery time. During your individualized chemical peel consultation in Little Rock, Dr. English will recommend the best peel for your skin condition.
Prior to treatment, instructions may include stopping certain medications and preparing the skin with pre-conditioning creams. At the time of treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed with a soft brush or applicator, using an agent that removes excess oils, and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid are used. Dr. English will determine the proper agent based upon the type of skin damage present and desired results. During the chemical peel, most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. A deeper peel may be more painful and require medication during or after treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Depending upon the type of peel, there may be a mild to severe sun burning sensation. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to five days. Medium depth and deep peeling can sometimes result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days or longer. Some peels may require surgical tape to be placed on part or all of the skin that is treated. It is important to avoid over exposure to the sun immediately after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to injury. Dr. English will prescribe appropriate follow-up care to help the skin heal.
I think I may want to get a chemical peel. What should I do next?
You believe your skin’s appearance could be helped with a chemical peel. Perhaps you know someone who had the procedure done and raved about it. You’ve also seen some pretty amazing chemical peel before and after pictures. If you believe a chemical peel at our Little Rock surgery center is right for you and you live in the Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, or any other Arkansas region, call our Little Rock office to schedule your consultation. The initial consultation is and you are under no obligation. Before you meet with us, jot down any questions you may want to ask or concerns you need to be explained. We will be happy to address them during your visit. Call now to schedule your confidential appointment. Do it now. Take this important first step! Call us today.
Dr. Jim English