Whether you want to dramatically change your appearance, or simply exfoliate the skin, a chemical peel may be right for you. We offer a variety of chemical peels, all of which can help to walk back the signs of aging and skin damage. If you live in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia, call (804) 285-4115 to schedule a consultation or appointment with one of our estheticians or contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons to schedule your personal consultation.
What Should I Expect During My Chemical Peel Treatment?
Most chemical peels can be safely performed right in our office, and anesthesia isn’t required for phenol or TCA peels because the chemical solution acts as an anesthetic. Sedation may be used, however, to relax you and keep you comfortable. No anesthesia is needed for AHA peels. Treatments last 30 to 45 minutes, during which you may experience mild tingling, itching, or heat. These sensations only last a few minutes, and your skin will be cooled down.
For an AHA peel, your doctor will apply the AHA solution to your cleansed facial skin. Depending on the strength of the peel, periodic treatments may be necessary until the desired effects are achieved.
For a TCA peel, the skin is thoroughly cleansed, and the esthetician will carefully apply the solution. Two or more TCA peels will potentially be needed to obtain the desired result. These are typically spaced out over several months. Mild TCA peels can be repeated monthly, if needed.