Chemical Peels Orange County
A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin that removes the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is extremely beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne and sun damage. By removing the build-up of dead skin cells and stimulating the regenerative process, you will notice marked improvements in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, texture and tone of the skin, hydration, reduced pore size, clearing of blemishes and more balanced oil production and an overall healthier skin appearance.
TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for many years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color. Physicans prefer TCA peels for treating sun damage or melasma, usually in combination with prescription creams used at home, like hydroquinone and tretinoin. Dr. Aiello generally performs TCA peels at higher strengths and greater depths. This level of treatment shows drastically more improvement than a lighter peel and can only be performed by an experienced physician. A peel can be done in conjunction with facial plastic surgery for patients that also need improvement with their skin texture and tone. When not done with surgery, this TCA peel is usually done once or twice a year and does require some downtime – usually about a week – when the peeling is obvious. It is mandatory with this depth chemical peel, that patients pre-treat their skin prior to receiving a peel and maintain their skin at home with specified skin care products. As with all resurfacing treatments, long term results after a TCA peel are greatly contingent on lifestyle and skin care maintenance.
REVEPEEL™ is a medium depth TCA Peel that combines this TCA with three other peeling acids in an oil-based delivery system. The REVEPEEL™ is effective and safe for all skin types and colors. It is used for a variety of conditions including fine lines, wrinkles and severely sun damaged skin and can be used on the face, hands as well as other areas of the body. The REVEPEEL™ can be applied in office with no sedation in less than 20 minutes. Our specialist will assess your skin condition, type, thickness and area being treated to determine the depth of the peel you should receive. While impressive results can be seen after a single REVEPEEL™, many patients benefit from having them performed at regular intervals. It is also imperative to maintain the skin with proper home care products and avoiding sun exposure.
We understand the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your chemical peel options so that you are calm and confident going into your treatment. If you would like to learn more about the customized chemical peel services offered, CLICK HERE to contact us! We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aiello or with his aesthetic RN specialist.