Microdermabrasion and peels are excellent ways to jump start a treatment program and achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin. Used alone, or in concert with other treatments, they can dramatically soften lines, treat acne, and revitalize skin tone, color and texture. Procedures are easily done in our Miami dermatology office and recovery time depends on the extent of the treatment.
Microdermabrasion utilizes pure, sugar-fine mineral crystals that gently sweep away the damaged surface cells, encouraging the skins natural renewal process and allowing radiant, refined skin to be revealed. Problem areas can be targeted for more intense treatment. The procedure is quick and painless with no downtime.
Chemical peels typically use glycolic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol, and trichloroacetic acid. The depth of the peel varies according to the results we want to achieve. Mild peels are skin refreshers, and allow you to return to your daily activities quickly. Deeper peels provide a more dramatic reversal of damage from the effects of sun exposure, and require more recovery time.
Dermatologists use chemical peels to improve skin tone and texture, to diminish the signs of aging, and to treat common skin conditions, such as acne, melasma and sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels are most frequently applied to the face but can also be used on the hands, neck and chest to improve the overall health of the skin.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels use ingredients that promote skin rejuvenation, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol, and trichloroacetic acid. These agents smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers, revealing healthier, new skin beneath. In addition, chemical peels stimulate collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and melanin re-distribution, leading to improved skin tone.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- More even skin tone
- Brighter skin complexion
- Smoother skin
What are chemical peels used to treat?
- Acne or acne scars
- Age/liver spots
- Discoloration and uneven skin tone
- Dull complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
Even if you do not have specific skin concerns or complaints, a chemical peel will improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
If you are interested in undergoing a chemical peel, you should first discuss with your provider to discuss your treatment plan. Only qualified dermatologists like Dr. Diane Walder and her colleague Dr. Stacy Chimento can determine which chemical peels are best for you. Dr. Walder is a board certified dermatologist who is recognized as a national leader in cosmetic dermatology. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Diane Walder or her colleague, Dr. Stacy Chimento, please call 305-866-2177. We look forward to seeing you soon!