What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel facial is a noninvasive technique that makes complexion bright and may be appropriate for the face and neck. At our Boston, MA office, dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor offers chemical peel treatments that help to decrease skin abnormalities, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels are a great way for Boston, Newton, and Cambridge, MA men and women to clear away dead skin cells by applying a customized treatment to the skin. This treatment will rid the patient's face of that damaged skin and begin to rejuvenate and repair as the underlying skin heals. Patients will notice a clearer, smoother complexion over time.
Who Can Get A Chemical Peel?
A team member at Skin Center Boston will evaluate the patient's skin during an initial consultation at our Boston, MA office before choosing which chemical peel is right for them based on their needs and goals. Chemical peel candidates should have visible issues in their skin, such as scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and more. Both men and women should feel comfortable to receive a chemical peel. It's important to share any medications or medical concerns with dermatologist Dr. Doktor, as this could alter chemical peel candidacy. For more information on chemical peel qualifications, call Skin Center Boston today.
Great Skin Starts here
If you have never had facial treatments, Skin Center Boston will help you determine the perfect pampering for your goals. A chemical peel can help heal skin that has been damaged or is dead. This treatment will leave your newly rejuvenated skin looking radiant and touchably silky. If you are in the Boston, Cambridge, or Harvard, MA area, contact our office to schedule your chemical peel consultation today.
What Kind of Chemical Peels Are There?
In our Boston, MA office, we offer light, medium, and deep chemical peels to fit our patients' skin care goals.
Light peels: With a light chemical peel, patients can have an appointment during their lunch hour and get back to their day. This strength of peel removes the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving a brighter complexion and softer texture. Light chemical peels are recommended at least once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: The medium level of peel goes deeper into the skin, and patients generally decide to do this type of facial treatment over a long weekend. There tends to be increased discomfort during the treatment and about an hour after treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have significant damage to their skin, like deeper lines and darker pigmentation.
Deep peels: The deep chemical peel requires the lengthiest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that can leave a patient's face itchy, peeling, and swollen for a few weeks. Patients who have a deep chemical peel typically dark age spots, sun damage, prominent acne scars, or deep-seated scars they are looking to remove. Since this level of chemical peel is usually uncomfortable for patients, we may provide you with an anesthetic before your treatment.
How is a Chemical Peel Performed?
Before the start of the procedure at Skin Center Boston, we will have the patient lie down in a relaxed position to administer the treatment. A team member will clean the skin prior to applying the customized solution to treatment areas. We will brush the chemical peel solution onto the face and allow it to sit for a specific length of time, determined in the chemical peel planning session between the patient and Dr. Doktor. Finally, we will clean the solution off the skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients are urged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the peel to protect their face from UV exposure.
What Happens After Getting A Chemical Peel?
Depending on the level of the chemical peel, our patients should expect their skin to itch and peel anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. With a light chemical peel, patients can expect the treated skin to be red, dry, and have slight irritation. Those who received a medium chemical peel may experience red, tight, and swollen skin while those who received a deep chemical peel may experience severe redness and swelling. These are normal and will adjust as the skin begins to peel and heal. Dr. Doktor or a member of the Skin Center Boston team will give instructions on ways to treat the face post-procedure during the initial consultation. Please remember that no matter how much the skin itches throughout the healing process, it's never helpful to peel the skin off!
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Dr. Doktor and staff were so welcoming! The overall quality of care and attentiveness made my experience the best I've had with a dermatology office. I received a chemical peel after being educated on them by Dr. Doktor and absolutely loved it. My skin is glowing and so fresh!"- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2021