If you are looking for a skin treatment for your face, neck, and hands, a chemical peel may be the right procedure for you. Here is what you should expect from a chemical peel.

Process
Three different types of chemical peel can be performed: light, medium, or deep. A deeper chemical peel means more noticeable results at the cost of a greater recovery time. First, your face is cleaned and then covered with a chemical solution. After a few minutes, a cold compress of saline removes the chemicals. The treatment will then take effect over the following weeks.

Effects
People decide to undergo chemical peel treatment for many different reasons. This process can smooth out wrinkles and rough skin as well as hide scars and acne. It can also improve age spots and irregular skin pigmentation. However, a chemical peel cannot tighten sagging skin or remove deep scars or facial lines. You can have a chemical peel performed on several areas of your body, including your face, your hands, and your neck. If your skin has been damaged by age, acne, or exposure to the sun, this treatment may be right for you.

Recovery
Be aware that you may experience redness and stinging after a chemical peel. Try to avoid direct sunlight on treated areas of skin for a few months. Your new skin is fresh and fragile and needs time to heal properly. Remember that the deeper your chemical peel, the more extensive your recovery process will be.

If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels as well as liposuction, rhinoplasty, or breast augmentation, call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-2464. We also offer face lifts and tummy tucks. To learn more about our services, feel free to visit our website. If you live in the Danville, Livermore, San Ramon, Alamo, or Pleasanton areas, stop by and meet with us today.