Individuals often consider chemical peel treatments to treat minor facial skin problems such as scarring, pimples, sunburn, or fine lines. These individuals should know that the procedure involves several chemical solutions.
First, dermatologists or cosmetic experts will thoroughly clean the patient’s skin before applying a chemical solution. One or a combination of the following chemical solutions will target skin: trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and carbolic acid. During the procedure, it is normal for patients to feel some discomfort, such as stinging or burning. If you experience discomfort, alleviate it by applying a cold compress or taking pain relievers. Depending on the treatment, patients may notice skin improvement after several days. Chemical peel candidates should note that the procedure does not require a hospital stay. Also, it can be done in a clinic or surgery center.
If you want to know more about chemical peels and how they could restore the natural look of your skin, the Bergman Plastic Surgery team in Des Moines can help. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (515) 222-1111.