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Huntington Park residents ask: “What to expect before and after a chemical peel?”

Intrinsic or natural aging causes changes to the skin that affect its firmness, elasticity, plumpness, and moisture. Extrinsic aging is caused by external factors, such as the skin’s unprotected exposure to UV rays. These factors can make the effects of intrinsic aging worse. Lifestyle habits such as tanning and smoking are also associated with specific conditions, such as leathery texture, blotchiness, and dark spots fittingly known as “sun spots.”

The beauty of chemical peels is they address diverse concerns caused by natural and not-so-natural factors. As the name suggests, these treatments peel away imperfections on the face, hands, and other areas. The skin revealed underneath is younger looking. They are versatile because the type of chemical solution used is based on the concern, skin condition, complexion, and preferences such as if the patient needs and wants a minimal downtime procedure.

Taking a deeper look into chemical peels, before treatment you may be concerned about the following:
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dryness
  • Pigment changes
  • Sun damage
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Precancerous lesions or actinic keratosis
Superficial or lighter peels correct the above conditions. Alpha hydroxyl or beta hydroxyl acids (glycolic, salicylic) penetrate only the outermost layer of skin or epidermis.

You may be concerned instead about the following conditions:
  • Deeper, severe wrinkles
  • Pronounced pigment changes
  • Lesions, growths
  • Long term sun damage
  • Deeper scars
For the above concerns Dr. Blose and his team may suggest a deeper VI peel. In the past these types of peels reaching the deeper parts of the dermis, the papillary dermis, were associated with weeks of recovery time and pain.

The VI Peel balances dramatic results for harder-to-treat conditions with less discomfort and healing time. Healing can take a week. The procedure may need to be repeated six months to a year after the initial treatment to maintain desired results.

Gentle peels may be combined with other treatments offered at our Huntington Park location to improve conditions such as brown spots and acne. Call (562) 923-6450 Dr. Blose to set up a time to discuss what to expect with a chemical peel before and after in Huntington Park.

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