Chemical Peels

As you age you will notice a change in the overall quality and texture of your skin.  Fine wrinkles begin to develop.  The outer layer of skin may thicken and become more rough whereas the deeper layers lose elasticity and begin to droop.  Sun damage leads to pigment (color) changes and even early skin cancers.  A complete facial rejuvenation involves addressing the skin.

There are three ways to resurface the skin: chemical peels, dermabrasion, and lasers.  In turn, each resurfacing technique can be superficial, medium, or deep.  As you can imagine, the recovery time takes longer the deeper the resurfacing, but the results can be longer lasting.  In addition to the restoration of a youthful appearance to the skin, a further benefit is that these can help treat and prevent early skin cancers from developing into a true skin cancer. 

Chemical peels involve using a specially formulated mixture that is applied to the skin.  This leads to a blister forming which will lead to a “peeling” of the skin several days after the treatment.  An aesthetician can perform superficial treatments, but for longer lasting results then either a medium or deep depth treatment is recommended.  These types of treatments can only be performed by a physician.  The peels that Dr. Guy likes to use include a 35% TCA peel/ Jessner’s solution peel as well as a Baker Gordon Phenol peel.  Both of these treatments can be great depending on the individual’s needs.  This is why all treatment are customized for our patients.  

Dr. Guy has expertise with all methods of skin rejuvenation, and he can discuss each of them with you during a consultation.