As we age, collagen and elastin content tend to gradually decline. When combined with sun exposure, this decline can lead to significant sagging, uneven pigmentation, and the appearance of unpleasant blemishes. At Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants, we offer specialized skincare solutions in the form of chemical peels to help our clients regain their beauty and confidence. Our chemical peel treatment options include VI and TCA Peels that are individualized and made to deliver radiant results without downtime.
Chemical peels are specialty skincare treatments that involve the application of mild to medium acids onto the skin. The most common chemical peels, such as those containing glycolic, trichloroacetic, salicylic, lactic, and carbolic acid (phenol) can safely be used on the skin and tend to act like stimulating exfoliating agents.
Those struggling with acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation issues, and ages spots can benefit from a chemical peel session. This treatment choice is ideal for those who are looking for an efficient, yet cost-effective skin care solution. Chemical peels are typically less aggressive than laser treatments and can provide good results without the need for downtime.
Vitality Institute or VI Peels are formulated to address common concerns such as rosacea, sun damage, acne scarring, and other signs of hyperpigmentation. These chemical peels work by exfoliating the top layer of the skin through a gradual peeling process over the course of 7 days. Instead of causing your skin to peel immediately, VI Peels work by causing the skin to peel slowly over a period of days, delivering excellent results without compromising your appearance in the process.
Chemical peels generally take no more than 15 minutes to apply. However, this time may vary depending upon the peel ingredients, your personal goals, and your individualized aftercare instructions. During a chemical peel, most people feel a slight burning and stinging sensation that lasts about 5-10 minutes.
Chemical peels can provide a wide range of benefits. These include improvement in skin color, clarity, tone, and texture. Additionally, peels can stimulate new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion. Some of the other benefits of these treatments are a reduction of sun damage, clearing of breakouts, and the smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
Once a chemical peel is applied to the skin, it begins drying. As the peel dries, you may feel a burning or tingling sensation due to its high acidic chemical composition. The amount of burning or tingling will depend on the type of chemical peel you are receiving and will differ on a case by case basis. In some cases, you may not feel anything at all. This does not mean that the peel is ineffective, it simply means that your skin is not very sensitive.
Trichloroacetic or TCA Peels come in a variety of strengths with different acid concentrations. These peels are fully customizable based on patient concerns and are made to clear away dead skin cells and rejuvenate one’s complexion by stimulating new skin cell growth. The procedure can be done in a single session and is often performed during an eyelid surgery to enhance the aesthetic outcome.
Depending on the type of chemical peel you get, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. This is accompanied by redness and scaling that typically ends within 3-7 days. Light/Superficial peels offer a nice radiance and glow with zero downtime. This variety may be repeated at four-week intervals until optimal results are reached. Medium-depth and deep chemical peels may result in some slight swelling, redness, and sensitivity. Afterward, your skin will peel over a period of 7-14 days. You’ll need to avoid direct sunlight for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile and prone to irritation.
Chemical peel costs vary widely depending on whether you get a light, medium, or deep peel. Most peels generally average about $325-800, but can sometimes cost more. Your particular skin concerns can play a big role in effecting what peels are necessary and how much the total cost will be. We strongly encourage you to discuss your options with our staff before committing to a particular peel intensity.
Chemical peels are almost always considered a cosmetic procedure by most insurance providers. Therefore, insurance rarely covers these treatments. That means that the majority of the time, you will be paying for the procedure out of pocket. However, your initial consultation visit may be covered by insurance depending on your particular coverage. We encourage you to discuss the cost of these procedures with us before committing to treatment.
Dr. Connor and his staff are great!! 1 year later and I am so happy with my decision to use Dr. Connor.
Michael Connor, MD has been serving the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida community for many years. His experience and commitment to providing the best care for his patients makes him an excellent choice for all aesthetic treatments. To request an appointment for a chemical peel treatment at Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants, please call (561) 845-6500 or fill out the form below. We look forward to serving you!REQUEST CONSULTATION
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