Over the years, the skin on my face seems to have become several different shades. I am interested in a chemical peel to even out the skin tones on my face. Can I get a chemical peel for this that will also remove some of the finer wrinkles?
A chemical peel is great option for removing facial pigmentation alterations associated with time and sun damage. A Jessner’s/35% TCA peel is usually the type we will use for this. The procedure is performed under light sedation and requires about 10 days of ointment and 14 days without makeup. Another great option for this is a fractionated CO2 laser. This procedure is again performed under light sedation. The procedure can be adjusted to different settings however to balance the patient desire for improvement with the amount of recovery time allowed. If the patient cannot tolerate down-time then lighter peels may be used. Regardless of the method of resurfacing, good skin care with sun protection is a must to maintain and maximize the result.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham