Can a deep chemical peel be done on the skin more than once?
depends on the patient's skin type and the depth of peel needed. Most patients
can undergo multiple peels several years apart.
How much improvement of my acne scars can I expect from skin resurfacing?
scars are very difficult to remove. Most patients can expect up to 50%
improvement in their acne scarring. The skin will always have scars; the goal
is to make them less noticeable.
How painful is a deep chemical peel?
the first 12-24 hours after the peel, patients usually feel a moderate burning
sensation, similar to a sunburn. This sensation is usually well-tolerated with
the post-operative pain medications provided.
What are the risks of chemical peels?
risks of chemical peels have dramatically decreased with the use of the Hetter
Peel formulation. Some risks include prolonged redness or erythema, risk of
hyperpigmentation (increased pigment in the skin), hypopigmentation (loss of
pigment in the skin), and scarring.
What is the recovery time for a deep chemical peel?
recovery time varies based on the depth of the peel. The recovery time usually
ranges from 7-10 days.
When can patients with acne scars undergo laser resurfacing?
who are still suffering from severe cystic acne are not candidates for laser
resurfacing. Once a patient's acne is under control, resurfacing can be
performed. Individuals who have taken Accutane in the past 12-18 months or are
prone to abnormal scarring may not be the appropriate candidate for this type
When does my skin fall off?
epidermis is removed when the surgeon applies the chemical to the face. For
laser surgery, the laser vaporizes the top layer of skin instantly.
Who is a good candidate for laser resurfacing?
Patients with lighter skin types and depressed acne scars are excellent candidates for laser skin resurfacing.
Will my face be one big sore after a chemical peel?
following a chemical peel, the face will swell and "crust." Ointments
are applied to keep the skin supple for 7 to 10 days following the
Will my resulting facial skin color after the peel be white?
This varies from patient to patient. Skin type
and color, ethnic background, and age are important factors and should be
discussed prior to surgery.