Does your skin display signs of aging and damage, like wrinkles, lines, and even sun damage or hyperpigmentation? Perhaps you’ve struggled with acne and you’re left with acne scars. A chemical peel may be just the solution you’re looking for.
Dr. Andrew Lofman’s metro Detroit plastic surgery office offers several types of chemical peels to address these issues and suit a variety of skin needs, and leave you with smoother, more radiant skin. Chemical peels help to improve skin’s texture by shedding the outer layers, revealing fresh, healthy, new skin.
Chemical peels can consist of alpha hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acids and beta hydroxy acids. They are categorized as superficial, medium-depth and deep, depending on how far they penetrate your skin. Superficial peels are the lightest and penetrate the upper layer only of the epidermis. These peels are for those without major sunspots, wrinkles or acne and acne scarring. Medium-depth peels are stronger and are ideal for those who have moderate damage to the skin, like age spots, actinic keratosis and freckles. Deep chemical peels are the most aggressive and penetrate the skin to the reticular layer of your skin’s dermis.
Most patients prefer to have a series of chemical peels in order to achieve their skin goals. However, results can typically be seen after just one chemical peel. Our chemical peels can also be combined with laser resurfacing treatments to maximize results.
In preparation of your peel, you should avoid waxing the face, deep exfoliation or any treatments or products that cause dryness five days prior. During your peel, you will likely feel a tingling sensation until the solution neutralizes. The peel can also cause redness that may last up to five days. Deeper peels may produce swelling and redness, which is normal. As your skin sloughs away, it is important to let it do so naturally, rather than peeling it off yourself.
Following your peel, your skin will be photosensitive. As such, daily sunscreen is a must as your skin recovers. A consultation with our medical aesthetic professionals will determine which peel or skin treatment is right for you. Exact aftercare instructions will also be given to you based on the type of treatment you receive.
Dr. Andrew Lofman’s office is well-versed in skincare — from chemical peels to laser resurfacing to injectables. Further, we have been helping metro Detroit men and women achieve their body goals for over a decade through surgical cosmetic treatments like liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, male breast reduction and more.
Dr. Lofman and his staff are highly skilled and experienced and offer only the safest and most advanced treatments available in the industry. Whether you’re looking for skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, fat reduction or something else, we invite syou to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!
Andrew Lofman, MD, FACS
4050 W Maple Rd #201, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301