What is a Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel?
This procedure restores blemished, wrinkled, sun-damaged, or unevenly pigmented facial skin using a chemical solution to peel away the skin’s top layers.
What is a Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Peel?
This procedure restores blemished, wrinkled, sun-damaged, or unevenly pigmented facial skin using a chemical solution to peel away the skin’s top layers. This can be a moderate to deep peel, depending on the percentage of TCA used.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
This procedure works best for patients with thin, fair skin and superficial wrinkles or blemishes. For a private consultation, please call Dr. Bradley at 618-355-0993.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
This chemical peel smoothes dry, rough skin while improving the texture of sun-damaged skin and controlling acne. This is the mildest of chemical peels, and it can be used as a Trichloroacetic Acid pre-treatment. It can also be mixed with a bleaching agent to correct pigment problems.
How long does the procedure last?
No anesthesia is necessary because upon application there is only a slight stinging sensation. The full-face procedure only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
How do I prepare for surgery?
To aid in healing and to thin out the skin Dr. Bradley recommends pre-treating your skin with Retin A, a prescriptive medication derived from Vitamin A. By thinning out the skin, the solution will penetrate more evenly.
What does surgery involve?
Dr. Bradley or his aesthetic nurse will apply an AHA solution to your clean face.
Will I spend the night in your facility or be released after surgery?
A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure.
When can I return to my normal lifestyle?
Dr. Bradley will give you specific guidelines for resuming your normal lifestyle.
Will I need a follow-up visit?
With every procedure, Dr. Bradley strives to provide personal follow-up visits to monitor your progress and answer any post-operative questions. For optimal results, Dr. Bradley recommends 6 weekly peels, followed by monthly treatments. Dr. Bradley also recommends that sunblock is worn at all times.