Chemical Peels for Wrinkles
by Francisco G. Colón, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Some things improve with age, but our skin isn’t one of them. As we age, our skin wrinkles and may develop brown sunspots, also called “liver spots,” but chemical peels provide one of several effective treatment options. Many factors contribute to facial wrinkles that lead us to seek skin care solutions: Sun exposure, heredity, acne scars, and various lifestyle choices including nutritional habits, alcohol consumption and smoking. Pigmentary changes such as brown spots (so-called “liver spots”) and blotchiness may also occur due to repeated suntans and sunburns (which by the way can lead to the development of skin cancer), aging, pregnancy or genetic influences.
Chemical peels are among the most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedure solutions a plastic surgeon can provide. A form of skin resurfacing, chemical peels and other skin resurfacing techniques involve a controlled injury to your skin. As your skin recovers, the healing process normalizes pigmentation and restores collagen lost from years of damage and the natural affects of aging.
Facial chemical peels use differing formulas of chemicals to treat your skin. Mild treatments, like glycolic chemical peels, that use glycolic acid, create very superficial changes. The result is a no-downtime procedure that produces a fresher, healthier surface texture. More irritating chemicals, such as phenol, can cause more profound changes in your skin. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help you decide which form of chemical peel is best for your skin and your cosmetic goals. Before and after pictures of chemical peels can show you the results patients typically experience. If you live in Milburn, Montclair, Morristown or anywhere in northern New Jersey, we invite you to call or email the Peer Group to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. We have experience with all forms of chemical peels, as well as other treatment options that can give your skin a more youthful appearance and help you feel your best.
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