Considering a Chemical Peel for Skin Issues

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Considering a Chemical Peel for Skin Issues

Considering a Chemical Peel for Skin Issues

When our skin looks anything less than its absolute best, it can make us feel self-conscious and frustrated.  Fortunately, chemical peels are a great way to treat many minor skin issues.  During a chemical peel, a professional will apply a specially formulated solution to your face. Over the next 1 to 14 days, the solution will cause old or damaged skin cells to slough off, revealing the brighter, fresher layer of skin underneath.  Chemical peels can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, including acne scarring, sun spots, and fine lines.

What to Know Before Undergoing a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a great option for those who want to achieve a more youthful look.  However, it is important to be aware of a few things before undergoing your chemical peel. Talk to your doctor about the following:

  • Any possible side effects
  • Any medications you are currently taking or previous medical conditions
  • How habitual smoking can affect the outcome of your chemical peel
  • Expected healing or recovery periods
  • Whether a chemical peel is right for your specific skin type
  • How much experience and training your doctor has had with chemical peels

Chemical peels offer a way for individuals to revive their skin when no other options seem to be working.  As with any medical procedure, it is essential to seek treatment from an experienced doctor to help ensure the best possible results.

Contact a Chemical Peel Specialist in Des Moines

If you are considering a chemical peel, the medical team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery can answer any questions you may have regarding facial treatments and procedures. Call us at (515) 222-1111 today to learn more.