Chemical Peels (Light, Medium, and Deep Facial Rejuvenation Treatment) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Chemical Peels

Using the highest quality in chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Walters Plastic Surgery provides patients with choices for a professional facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic and lactic acids) that give you smoother, healthier skin on the face. In our New Orleans and Metairie, LA offices, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters offers chemical peel treatments that minimize skin flaws, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels dissolve dead or damaged skin cells with a special solution on the skin that causes the visible layer to peel off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you should see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical option to make your complexion bright and may be used for the face, neck, and décollatage.

Variations of Chemical Peels

In our New Orleans and Metairie, LA offices, we provide chemical peels in several levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin needs and goals.

Light peels: You can receive a light peel on your lunch break and get back to your routine. This strength of peel will remove the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you get a light treatment around once a month for the ideal, glowing results.

Medium-depth peels: This strength of peel penetrates further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this level of facial treatment during an extended weekend. You may also prefer to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and around one hour following the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have more severe damage to their skin such as deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.

Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel treatment, and it does require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face itchy, swollen, and peeling for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep chemical peel may have age or dark spots, sun damage, significant acne scars, or deep scars. Since this strength of chemical peel is typically uncomfortable for patients, we will provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.

Ideal Candidates

Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetic specialist is the first part of the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Walters Plastic Surgery will evaluate your skin during a consultation in our New Orleans or Metairie, LA office before selecting a chemical peel for ideal results. Chemical peel patients, of both genders, typically have visible problems in their skin like scars, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We will recommend multiple types of peels to fit your needs and goals.

Procedure Technique

At your appointment, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure the skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Finally, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients are encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.

What to Expect

Based on the level of the chemical peel you choose, you should expect the face to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will discuss methods to treat your face during your consultation. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, it's not helpful to pick the skin off. You may create scarring on your delicate skin.

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If you know nothing about rejuvenating treatments but are looking for an effective solution, Dr. Jules Walters can help you choose the ideal procedure for your goals. Your freshly renewed skin will respond by looking healthy and noticeably silky. Contact our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA to get your skin examination today for a chemical peel treatment.

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