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A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Dr. Diamantis has committed over two decades of research to identify the safest and most effective chemical peels. Each chemical peel used at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery is designed to deliver maximum skin improvement.

A chemical peel is an easy way to improve the appearance of your skin. For more information on chemical peels, we encourage you to read the following pages below.

Chemical Peel | Phenol Peel | Glycolic Peel | Trichloroacetic Acid Peel | Blue Peel | Alphahydroxy Acid Peel

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the outer layer of damaged skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.

A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, we're just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.

A chemical peel will improve:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Dark under eye rings
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun damage skin

What a chemical peel won't do?

  • Treat deep facial lines
  • Tighten loose or sagging skin
  • Improve broken capillaries
  • Change poor size
  • Remove deep scars

Chemical peel candidates:

Most patients are helped by a chemical peel. It is a safe and highly rewarding procedure. You may not be a good candidate for chemical peeling if you have the following:

  • A history of abnormal skin scarring
  • Abnormal pigmentation
  • Afro – Caribbean or Asian skin
  • Facial warts
  • Used Accutane within the last year

Chemical Peel procedure steps:

Chemical solutions are carefully applied to your skin to improve the texture by removing damaged outer layers.

The most common chemicals used are phenol, , trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acid's. The formula used by Dr. Diamantis will be adjusted to meet your particular needs.

There are three basic types of chemical peels. The peel is categorized according to the skin depth of the rejuvenation.

Light chemical peel:

This kind of peel removes just the outer layer of skin in the light exfoliation and results in a healthier glow.

Dr. Diamantis will use a combination of alpha hydroxy acid's and beta hydroxy acid's. The more common names include glycolic acid peels, lactic acid peels and maleic acid.

All these chemicals are the mildest choices. We recommend you repeat these treatments to achieve your desired results.

Medium chemical peel:

The chemicals used for this type of peel will remove skin cells from both the outer layer and upper part of your middle layer of skin.

Dr. Diamantis will use trichloroacetic acid, sometimes used in combination with glycolic acid. You may repeat medium chemical peel every few months to maintain your new glowing skin.

When (TCA) a trichloroacetic acid is used in a medium chemical peel, you'll experience some redness, stinging and skin crusting just like a laser treatment.

Deep chemical peel:

If you have deeper facial wrinkles, skin that's damaged by sun, scars, areas that appear blotchy, or even pre-cancerous growth, deep facial chemical peels might be the right choice for you.

Dr. Diamantis will use the strongest chemical called Phenol to penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. For this type of peel, you may need a local anesthetic with IV sedation to manage any discomfort.

A deep chemical peel may involve some sort of pre-treatment prescribed by Dr. Diamantis. This will prepare your skin for the peel and speed up the healing process. Pretreatment me include use of a retinoic acid cream or gel – a prescription medication that is derived from vitamin A. This works to thin out the skins surface layer, allowing the chemical solution of phenol to penetrate more evenly and deeply.

The chemical used in a deep chemical peel, phenol, will lighten the skin that's treated. This is why it is ideal to treat dark under eye circles with a phenol peel. One treatment with a deep chemical peel will produce long lasting and dramatic results that can last up to 10 years.

Chemical peel risks and safety:

You should understand that all chemical peels carry some risks and uncertainties. However, a chemical peel is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

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Meet Bianka, 48

"Dispatcher, wife and professional billiards player"

"I couldn't conceal my dark eye circles anymore."

Bianka is very secure with her appearance. However, she inherited dark circles under her eyes from her father. After years of failed over the counter remedies she decided to ask Dr. Diamantis for guidance. She is so happy that she did.

Chemical Peel

Bianka’s Recommended Treatments

1. PHENOL PEEL-a chemical solution used to lighten and smooth the texture of your under eye skin by removing the outer layer of damage skin
2. LOCATION- AAAHC accredited Lakewood office
3. ANESTHESA-topical anesthesia with IV sedation
4. RECOVERY PERIOD- 3-5 days

"I can't believe it I don't have to wear concealer anymore. – Bianka

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