During a chemical peel, Dr. Flood and his staff apply a chemical product that causes the top layer of skin to slough, exfoliate, and eventually peel off. This improves the appearance of the skin on your face, and sometimes neck and hands, by stimulating the regeneration of new skin. You’re left with new skin that’s smoother, more evenly toned, and usually less wrinkled.
Chemical peels can make drastic improvements in the look of your skin. They’re particularly helpful in reducing or eliminating:
Chemical peels come in different intensity levels. You may choose from:
Dr. Flood uses GlyDermⓇ glycolic acid peels that gently exfoliate photodamaged skin. Undergo a peel in the office every two to four weeks to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin hydration, and leave your complexion looking renewed and glowing. The GlyDerm peels are available in six different strengths. After examining your skin and considering your personal aesthetic goals, Dr. Flood can recommend the intensity of product that is best for you.
The side effects of a chemical peel vary, depending on the intensity of the peel you have applied. You may need up to 21 days to heal completely. You may experience some redness, slight swelling, and skin flaking. Mild lotions, also from GlyDerm, help your skin stay hydrated and minimize the side effects.
It’s imperative that you use sunscreen following a chemical peel as the new skin is more sun sensitive. Opt for a nourishing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
A chemical peel can dramatically improve the appearance and texture of your skin. Contact the office of Dr. Allen Flood in the Capitol Hill area by phone or make an online appointment to learn if you’re a good candidate.
Dr. Allen A. Flood takes the following insurance options and many more. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please feel free to contact our office, and our staff will be able to assist you.
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