Chemical peels can improve facial skin quality and appearance. The stratus corneum is the top most layer treated by the chemical peel. This top layer of skin consists mostly of dead skin cells which tend to over-exaggerate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). Radiant does offer laser resurfacing and filler injections.
The patient is pampered and treated to a relaxing beautification process during a chemical peel. Our patients can obtain a chemical peel through topical or laser treatments.
For the topical chemical peel we cleanse the face and then apply the topical solution to help rid dead skin cells. Afterwards, the skin produces new skin cells that are fresh, hydrated, and are less wrinkled that the old skin.
The laser is similar but no topicals are involved. It is simply a specialized laser that helps to rid the top layer of the stratus corneum.
Sunscreen is a must because of the increased sensitivity to the sun after a chemical peel, so SUNSCREEN is a MUST. Sunscreen should be broad-spectrum to cover both UVA and UVB rays. Look for SPF 30 or above. Avoid overexposure to sun, especially during the peak hours of 10am to 2pm. Consider wearing a hat! Please check our product selection to find the best sun protection for you and your family.