A chemical peel is a resurfacing procedure in which a customized solution is applied to the facial skin. Peels remove the top layer of dead skin to reveal the fresh new complexion beneath. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. This treatment can be used to minimize scars, wrinkles and skin discoloration. A chemical peel can be performed on its own or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, as indicated by your designated medical professional.
Dr. Dalia Sattler is an industry leader in the application and variability of chemical peels. Under her expert leadership, Plastische Chirurgie am Klosterstern is the premier aesthetic destination of Hamburg, Germany. To learn how a chemical peel can rejuvenate your skin, contact Dr. Dalia online or call +49 (0) 40 46 091 076 to speak with a caring cosmetic specialist.
About Resurfacing Treatment
Aging is a natural process, but it can be accelerated by behavioral and environmental choices. Sun exposure contributes to photoaging, a process that wrinkles and discolors the skin. Age spots may appear prematurely due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. The skin can become leathery and dry due to excessive time in the sun without the proper SPF lotion.
Chemical peels can stop or even reverse the progression of photoaging. The right solution can target textural inconsistencies, remove dark blotches, and erase acne scars and blemishes. Chemical peels may be performed at different depths, depending on the skin issues that are being addressed.
Light Chemical Peel
This removes only the superficial layer of skin cells and can be used to treat fine wrinkles, acne and uneven skin tone. It can be applied as often as once a week for up to six weeks depending on the desired outcome. Light chemical peels are also called superficial chemical peels (SCPs). A superficial peel is often formulated from glycolic acid and it is suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types (from fair to dark).
Medium Chemical Peel
Medium peels are powered by trichloroacetic acid (TCA). A 35% TCA compound can remove the superficial layer of skin cells as well as the outermost layer of the “dermis” (the intermediate layer of skin cells). Medium peels are effective in treating persistent wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. The medium peeling process can be repeated after one year to maintain results.[2, 3]
Deep Chemical Peel
The most robust level of peel removes a deeper layer of skin cells. It can be used to treat deep wrinkles and scars. A deeper peel usually produces more pronounced results, but the recovery times are also longer. It is important to plan ahead before receiving a deep chemical peel. The solution often contains phenol (carbolic acid) and it can only be performed infrequently to allow skin to heal and regenerate.
To discuss your unique skin care needs and determine which level of peel is right for you, contact Plastische Chirurgie am Klosterstern at your earliest convenience.
Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation
Your skin is a welcome sign to your appearance. If it glows as it should, you project a warm, empowered attitude. But if insecurities and impurities obstruct the look of your face, you may shy away from social situations or even avoid online facetime.
By peeling away rough patches and uneven skin tone, Dr. Dalia can restore your complexion along with your confidence.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
- Non-surgical yet effective and impactful
- Stimulates the skin to regenerate itself
- Erases fine lines
- Evens textural imperfections
- Smooths and softens acne scars
- Lightens liver spots and hyperpigmentation
To experience the benefits of chemical peel from Dr. Dalia, contact her office in Hamburg, Germany.
Patients who are in good health and wish to restore their youthful luster may be ideal candidates for a chemical peel. The skin along the target area should not be experiencing an active breakout of acne. If you have open sores or wounds, you must postpone your chemical peel treatment until your skin has properly healed.
To determine your eligibility for skin rejuvenation, please call +49 (0) 40 46 091 076 and ask one of our amazing staff members if chemical peels are right for you.
Private Consultation in Hamburg
Before you consider chemical peeling, our medical expert will conduct a physical examination of the treatment area(s). Dr. Dalia will take photographs of your face and carefully assess the tone of your skin. Using this vital information, the doctor will help create a skin care strategy tailored to your needs and goals.
At Plastische Chirurgie am Klosterstern, we are firm believers in the power of communication. Please tell us how we can revitalize your complexion and we will formulate the right approach to your skin. In a continued effort to communicate our expertise and compassion to the Hamburg community and beyond. Feel free to bring any questions that you may have to the consultation with Dr. Dalia. She loves addressing concerns because, after all, an informed decision is the only decision that counts.
During your consultation, Dr. Dalia and her associates will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare you for your chemical peel. These directions are tailored to your anatomy, goals, and level of impending peel. Please follow the instructions carefully.
The Chemical Peel Procedure
From the moment you arrive on the day of your procedure, Dr. Dalia wants you to be comfortable. A clinician will clean your face to ready it for the application process. Chemical face peels are applied directly to the cleansed skin. For a light chemical peel, there is no need for local anaesthesia. For deeper peels, however, local anaesthesia or painkillers may be used.
After a chemical peel of any depth, cooling agents are applied to the skin to minimize discomfort. Your Plastische Chirurgie representative will prescribe a regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protective ointments to facilitate your transition from peel to perfection.
Recovery and Results
As the name suggests, a chemical peel literally peels itself away your superficial dead skin layer within 4-7 days after the procedure. As designed, the peel takes unwanted blemishes and discoloration with it. Once the solution is safely peeled away, the healthy skin beneath radiates with even tone and a smooth surface.
To get a preview of your marvelous mirror reflection to come, gaze upon our glowing reviews. Patient satisfaction is Dr. Dalia’s top priority, and she is excited to add you to her growing list of happy, healthy clientele.
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Chemical peels are used to remove or exfoliate the top layer of dead skin, allowing new, more youthful, healthy skin to show through. The procedure varies based on whether you are treating sun damage, fine lines, sun spots, textures, or pores. Mild chemical peels can be done once a month to exfoliate the skin and to improve skin texture. Medium peels are typically only performed every 3-6 months for best results. Deep peels are offered even more infrequently, as they require more downtime to heal.
The depth of your peel will affect the price of your procedure. Dr. Dalia will explain the cost of each component, but the ingredients of a chemical peel are formulated specifically for each client. Please call +49 (0) 40 46 091 076 to discuss your questions and concerns regarding aesthetic procedures and their associated pricing.
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