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Facial Peels Are Amazing

facial peelsA growing number of people are getting facial peels to reduce the visible effects of aging. This safe and effective procedure offered at our Tampa, FL, Solomon Cosmetic Center office can help turn back the clock on skin damaged by sunlight and the aging process. George Solomon, M.D. is a skin expert who can recommend the right peel for you.

A facial peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses chemicals to reduce the appearance of light scarring, freckles, blemishes, age spots, and other types of skin problems of the face. A peel can help improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines, giving new life to skin damaged by the sun. More skin layers are removed with a professional peel than other types of facial peels. Removing more skin layers helps remove or lessen darker-colored blemishes and is particularly effective in reducing scarring and superficial skin irregularities. For many people, a good peel can help prevent the need for a complete facelift.

  • Jessner’s Peel: A Jessner’s peel, named after the doctor who originated the procedure, is a light cosmetic peel that helps treat photo-aged skin and lightens hyper-pigmented skin. It is helpful for patients with acne because is opens blocked sebaceous follicles and reduces oil production. We start by applying a glycolic cleanser to the face. This removes the outermost layer of skin and oil so that the solution penetrates more thoroughly. The Jessner solution is then applied to the face. The underlying skin may be pink for a few days but will heal nicely, revealing smooth, healthy skin underneath.
  • VI Peel: The VI peel is effective for treatment of melasma and hyperpigmentation. It stimulates elastin and collagen growth, two key components of youthful skin. This type of peel differs a bit from other peels because it is the only one safe for use on the chest, neck, hands, and eye area. It also causes little, if any, discomfort.

Facial Peel Recovery

As with any medical procedure, some recovery time is typically needed. Following a facial peel, the skin may appear pink and somewhat swollen. It may also feel tender. Normally, these effects only last for a few days at most. The skin will need some time to repair and renew itself.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.

If you live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, then you are constantly exposed to a great deal of sunlight. Even if you regularly use sunblock, the sun can really take a toll on the skin causing it to age and wrinkle. Fortunately, Solomon Cosmetic Center offers a great array of solutions for sun damaged and aging skin. Make an appointment today at our Tampa office to find out what the best solutions would be for you.

Dr. Solomon offers virtual consultations as an alternative to the traditional in-office consultation.

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