Give the Perfect Gift: Chemical Peel

When giving a gift to a loved one, you want it to be something unique, personal, and practical. Most people focus on material things or vacations to create memories and experiences. But what do you gift someone who has everything?


Ever thought of giving a loved one a chance to improve the way they feel and look? 


One of the best cosmetic procedures you can offer as a gift is a chemical peel. A chemical peel is a simple procedure used to remove top layers of the skin, revealing a more youthful skin underneath. Such a gift is refreshing, and anyone would love the idea of getting a younger feel and look. It is a non-invasive procedure, so your loved one should not worry about pain or having to undergo a complex surgical procedure.



Types of Chemical Peels



Only a qualified dermatologic surgeon or plastic surgeon can perform a chemical peel. There are three types of chemical peels: deep peel, medium peel, and superficial peel. 



Deep peel



This skin treatment removes shallow scars, freckles, age spots, and moderate lines. A plastic surgeon applies phenol or trichloroacetic acid to the skin. The solution penetrates deeply into the middle layer of skin to eliminate damaged skin cells. This type of chemical peel is ideal for the face as it gives excellent results.



Medium peel



This involves treating the middle and outer layer of the skin using trichloroacetic or glycolic solutions. This treatment is for moderate skin discoloration, freckles, wrinkles and fine lines, and age spots. 



Superficial peel



This is a simple procedure to remove dead skin on the outer layer of the skin. Plastic surgeons use mild acids to exfoliate the skin to improve rough skin and mild discoloration. This chemical peel is good for the hands, chest, neck, and face. 


Chemical peels also treat other conditions such as:


  • Dark patches
  • Dull complexion, scaly patches, rough skin
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Mild scarring
  • Certain types of acne
  • Skin damage caused by hereditary factors and sun damage


It is best your plastic surgeon helps your loved one determine which type of chemical peel will suit their needs. 



How Can You Tell If Your Loved One Is a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?



People have different skin types and respond differently to chemical peels. However, almost all skin types respond well to superficial peels but only if a qualified plastic surgeon does it. A person does not qualify to get a chemical peel if they:


  • Cannot take some time off to completely heal. Patients need to stay out of the sun during the recovery period to achieve the best results
  • Is taking medication that affects their skin or has other skin conditions
  • Has scars that have extra coloring
  • Has a history of skin scarring that is abnormal



Chemical Peel Recovery and Outlook



The type of chemical peel a patient chooses will determine the outcome and recovery period. Superficial peels take a shorter recovery period. Patients can wear makeup immediately after the procedure or the next day. The recovery period may last seven to 14 days.


Deep chemical peels take longer to heal and may take 14 to 21 days. The surgeon applies bandages to the treatment area to prevent infection. The patient should not expose their skin to the sun for up to six months.  


To know more about chemical peels, visit Miami Aesthetic at our office in Miami, Florida. You can also call 786-574-3770 today to schedule an appointment.