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Dr. Gramins talks about why an Oral and Facial Surgeon is best for Facial Cosmetic Procedures

Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel:

  • Reduce facial wrinkles and lines
  • Improve sun-damaged skin
  • Correct age spots and pigmentation problems
  • Lighten scars
  • Treat precancerous skin lesions

How Do Chemical Peels Work:

A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines. The chemical solution removes the outer layers of skin which are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems. Removing the outer skin prompts the body to regenerate a new layer of skin cells which are free of the previous skin condition and thus appear much smoother and younger. Chemical peel may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.

What to Expect Afterwards:

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. An ointment and dressing are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize swelling. The skin will have a pinkish color, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated.