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What Are Chemical Peels?
To provide the highest quality results from chemical peel treatments, Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics provides you with multiple effective choices. Your medical-grade facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will give you smoother, healthier, and brighter-looking skin. At our Yarmouth, ME office, board-certified physician Dr. Mahesh Bandara offers chemical peel treatments that help to minimize skin irregularities like fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels remove dead or damaged skin cells with an individualized treatment on your skin that causes the surface layer to slough off. As your skin heals and starts to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a noninvasive procedure to make your complexion radiant and may be appropriate for the neck and face.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels in Yarmouth, ME at Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics offer a wide variety of outstanding benefits to repair, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin, including:
- Offers customizable treatment options
- Removes damaged, dead skin cells
- Reduces signs of aging like wrinkles and lines
- Diminishes skin imperfections, spots, and discoloration
- Softens and smooths skin
- Balances tone and texture
- Minimizes large pores and acne scars
- Brightens and freshens the complexion
- Pairs well with other aesthetic treatments
What Are the Variations of Chemical Peels?
At our Yarmouth, ME office, we provide chemical peels in various levels of strength (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin goals.
Light peels: You can receive a light chemical peel on your lunch break and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We usually suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the ideal glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel reaches further into your skin, and you'll usually decide to do this type of facial treatment over an extended weekend. You may also need to ready yourself for more discomfort during and about one hour following the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are designed for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep chemical peel, and it will require the lengthiest recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that may leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for several weeks. Patients who get a deep chemical peel usually have dark age spots, sun damage, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep scars. As this strength of peel is usually uncomfortable for patients, your aesthetician will provide you with mild anesthesia as a part of your procedure.
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Am I an Ideal Candidate?
Receiving the recommendations of a cosmetic specialist is the first step in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. One of our experienced team members at Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics can evaluate your skin during an examination in our Yarmouth, ME, office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, should have noticeable problems on their skin, including scars, discoloration, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and much more. We can suggest different types of chemical peels to fit your goals.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
On the day of your appointment at Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your treatment. We will make sure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the customized solution to your face, neck, or both. We will brush the solution onto your face and allow it to work for an appropriate amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment consultation. Next, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You should bring sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to avoid sun exposure.
What Can I Expect After?
Based on the type of peel you choose, you can expect your skin to itch and peel from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Bandara or a member of his team will talk about methods to treat your face during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You may cause scarring to your delicate skin!
Chemical Peels FAQs
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Bandara can talk about your costs during your consultation after he has decided on your chemical peel treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel can vary depending on the formula you choose. Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics takes several payment methods, and there are often specials on treatments like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will depend on your specific skin issues and cosmetic goals. In your initial consultation with Dr. Bandara, he can help you choose which formula is best for your skin. Some factors you might consider are your overall health, the type of skin you have, the depth of your skin concerns, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For your first peel, it's better to try a light peel and decide what you think of the results. After this, you and Dr. Bandara can alter your treatment plan to discover the best type of peel for your skin.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Chemical peels and dermabrasion are both facial treatments that correct surface irregularities to give your skin a rejuvenated appearance. The major difference is that dermabrasion uses special tools (a rotating brush or shaving instrument) to remove the top layer of skin through a careful scraping process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. During your consultation, Dr. Bandara will go over the advantages of each and help you decide if dermabrasion or a chemical peel best fits your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the peel used, you may feel mild discomfort during and shortly after your peel. If you have a lighter peel, you may feel a little discomfort, but it can be alleviated with the use of a handheld fan. Deep or medium peels are good for deeper issues and give you longer-lasting results; however, they can cause greater discomfort. Topical anesthetics, skin medications, and ointments may be used to minimize your discomfort during your treatment. Dr. Bandara or a member of his team will talk to you about skin care after your chemical peel to help your skin heal.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
You may consider combining a chemical peel with another nonsurgical skin treatment at Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics. In your initial consultation, be honest with Dr. Bandara about your skin and cosmetic concerns so he can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve your goals. Your plan might include adding injectable wrinkle treatments (like JUVÉDERM® or BOTOX®) plus a chemical peel to rejuvenate your entire appearance.
Great Skin Starts Here
If you are new to treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Infinite Wellness & Aesthetics will help you find the best option for your needs. Your newly rejuvenated skin will respond by looking healthy and caressingly silky. Contact our office in Yarmouth, ME to make an appointment for your skin examination today for a professional chemical peel.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.