Stafford patients who want to rejuvenate their skin and address several conditions including that of acne are welcome to visit the practice of board certified dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Neal to learn about the advantages of chemical peels.
Chemical peels are procedures that are done to help remove the upper layer of dead skin and rejuvenate the appearance. There are chemical peels available for all sorts of conditions including acne, aging skin, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and poor texture and tone. Patients with healthy skin can even have chemical peels done to help in providing effective rejuvenation and to maintain young, healthy skin over time.
Chemical peels for acne are a common request for patients in the Stafford area. Dr. Kenneth Neal reviews with patients the advantages of using chemical peels not only for active acne flare-ups but to address unsightly acne scarring on the skin. These divots and pits can give the skin poor texture and can be an embarrassing reminder of past acne episodes. Our board certified dermatologist may be able to choose the right chemical peels to improve the skin’s texture over time.
Chemical peels involve a mixture of specific ingredients that are used to help stimulate skin cell turnover. This is often a type of acid, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid. Chemical peels come in many different strengths, and patients can enjoy a mild, superficial peel or a more aggressive peel depending on the results they desire and how much time they have available for recovery. Mild peels require no downtime while more aggressive peels may require approximately a week of social downtime to allow the skin to heal. After this procedure, patients are given after-care instructions which may include the use of strong SPF sunscreen (or avoidance of sunlight altogether), facial moisturizers, and even Vaseline to protect the skin as it flakes off.
Interested in finding out more about chemical peels and how they can improve your skin? Contact Dr. Kenneth Neal and his team of professionals today to book a consultation appointment and educate yourself further on the advantages of quality dermatological treatment.