Glycolic Peel Detroit, MI

Although millions of chemical peels are performed every year, Michelle Hardaway, M.D. uses various peeling agents in her Farmington Hills, Michigan practice and is considered an expert in performing all types. Today, with the public’s increasing interest in rejuvenated skin and slowing the effects of the aging process, chemical peeling has emerged as a successful anti-aging procedure. Enhanced results of chemical peels are also reached by new laser/light-based rejuvenation techniques. A thorough evaluation by Dr. Hardaway is necessary prior to choosing a chemical peel program appropriate for your skin type. This will be determined during your personalized consultation with Dr Hardaway.

How Is A Chemical Peel Conducted?

During chemical peeling, Dr. Hardaway will apply a chemical solution to the skin, causing it to separate and peel off. This will allow new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother and far less wrinkled than the old skin, and may also be more even in color.

What Can A Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peeling is primarily used to treat fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors can be reduced, and in some cases, eliminated, with this procedure. Unfortunately, facial sagging, bulges, and severe wrinkles do not respond to chemical peeling, since it cannot eliminate the gravitational forces which produce the loose skin. This condition may require other cosmetic facial procedures. During your individualized consultation, Dr. Hardaway will carefully examine your face and recommend the most appropriate treatment method for you.

Mild scarring and certain types of acne may also be treated with chemical peels. In addition, pigmentation of the skin in the form of sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, blotches, and skin that is dull in texture and color may be improved with chemical peeling.

How Are Chemical Peels Performed?

Chemical peels may be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Superficial, medium, or deep chemical peels may be used to improve damaged skin. The deeper the peel, the longer the recovery will take. During your individualized consultation Dr. Hardaway will recommend the best peel for your skin condition.

Glycolic Peels Detroit

The use of glycolic acid as a peeling agent has been a common practice dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid together is used as a glycolic peel. This is the mildest of peel formulas and produces light peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, fine lines, areas of dryness, sun damage and mild acne scarring. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.

Glycolic chemical peels offered at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center will refresh the skin and get rid of sun damage. It’s a great way to maintain the natural look of the skin and maintenance of a healthy complexion and texture. These peels can typically be repeated every two-four weeks to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. Six sequential treatments are needed to experience results such as reduction in fine lines or acne. After that time you may wish to undergo “maintenance” peels every few months.

Depending on your skin condition, glycolic chemical peels can be combined with IPL for even better results. These peels are safe and very effective as a superficial peel and are easily performed in our facility.

What Should Be Expected After Treatment?

Depending upon the type of peel, there may be a mild to severe sun burning sensation. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to five days. Medium depth and deep peeling can sometimes result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days or longer. Some peels may require surgical tape to be placed on part or all of the skin that is treated. It is important to avoid overexposure to the sun immediately after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to injury. Dr. Hardaway will prescribe appropriate follow-up care to help the skin heal.

If you think that a chemical peel may be an answer for you, contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Hardaway today. Call: (248) 855-6030 today.

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