Chemical Peel/ Spectra Hollywood Laser Peel

Chemical Peels

The application of laser to reduce skin pigmentation and other skin related irregularities is a non-surgical, cosmetic facial procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin and is typically performed on the face, neck or hands. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to possibly “blister” and eventually peels off. The new, rejuvenated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

SKIN CONDITIONS IMPROVED BY A CHEMICAL PEEL

Chemical peeling is often used to treat fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors can often be reduced or even eliminated with this procedure. However, sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to peeling and may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, eye lift or soft tissue filler.

Mild, typical scarring, acne scarring and certain types of acne can also be treated with chemical peels. In addition, pigmentation of the skin in the form of sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, splotching due to taking birth control pills, and skin that is dull in texture and color may be improved with chemical peeling.

Areas of sun-damaged, precancerous keratoses or scaling patches may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new lesions or patches are less likely to appear.

COMMON SIDE-EFFECTS:

  • Infection
  • Acne
  • Itching
  • Changes in skin color

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • At the time of treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed, one or more chemical solutions – an alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid; trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are used.
  • Most patients experience a warm, tingling sensation which lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation and mild temporary frosting of the skin.
  • Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days on average.
  • Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling and the presence of water blisters that may break, crust, turn brown and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days.
  • *It is important to avoid overexposure to the sun after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to complications.

Spectra Hollywood Laser Peel

The application of laser to reduce skin pigmentation and other skin related irregularities.

Side effects:

  • Infection
  • Acne
  • Itching
  • Changes in skin color

Treatment & Results:

This is one of Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif’s most recommended skin treatments to eliminate pigmentation completely, achieve long term results quickly. This procedure is also considered to be one of the safest for all skin type.