Due to its location, your complexion is one of the most noticeable parts of your body. For this reason, keeping your facial skin looking great can also help you feel great, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. A chemical peel can help you tighten your facial skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and achieve an even skin tone. Find out more about chemical peels with Dr. Trent Massengale, Dr. Jessica LeBlanc, and Dr. Ashley Record at Atlas Dermatology with locations in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution placed on the facial skin to remove the damaged outer layers of skin. These layers of skin become damaged due to age, sun damage, or other factors. A chemical peel produces results which tighten the skin and smooth unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure also improves the appearance of the skin’s color, providing an evener texture and color. A dermatologist performs a chemical peel procedure in their office during a procedure lasting around 30 minutes. Different types and strengths of chemical peels provide different levels of results.
What can I expect during a chemical peel?
Before your chemical peel, your dermatologist will talk with you about your expectations and wishes and tailor your treatment to you. You will lay on an examination table and your doctor will cleanse and prepare the skin for the chemical solution. After placing the solution on the facial skin with water, your doctor lets it sit for an allotted amount of time before rinsing the solution from the skin. After your procedure, your face will be red and may sting. However, these side effects will resolve themselves after a day or two. Follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions exactly to avoid complications or lengthened healing times.
Chemical Peels in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA
For more information on chemical peels, please contact Dr. Massengale, Dr. LeBlanc, and Dr. Record at Atlas Dermatology. Call (225) 313-4560 to schedule your appointment in Baton Rouge or Prairieville today!