Not that women have much to be envious of men about. But there is one thing, daily shaving of the face. It’s not the shaving part, but what that shaving does — exfoliation. Yes, that daily ritual basically exfoliates a man’s cheeks, chin, and neck every day, removing dead skin cells and keeping younger skin on display.
At Dr. Jones’s practice, chemical peels can achieve the same thing, without having to drag super sharp metal across your face every day. Chemical peels remove dead skin, revealing new, smoother, younger-looking skin beneath.
What can you treat with a chemical peel?
Usually done on the face, chemical peels can also be used on the hands and neck. Here are the skin issues they can address:
Minimize fine lines, especially those under the eyes and on the corners of the mouth
Reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots, and melasma
Lessen the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging?Improve the overall appearance of the skin
?Treat certain types of acne
Types of chemical peels
Chemical peels. Just the term sounds harsh, and the goal — to destroy certain parts of the skin to encourage the growth of new skin cells — doesn’t help in the peel publicity department! Peels are designated by their depth. Superficial peels usually have little or no residual peeling, but deeper peels have noticeable peeling that can last up to two weeks. The duration depends on the penetration and type of the chemicals used in the peel.
Superficial peels — These are mild peels usually done with acids derived from natural sources, such as fruits. Superficial peels usually use glycolic acids that come from sources such as sugar cane and grapes. Superficial peels may have some light peeling over the next day or two, but nothing extreme.
Medium peels — For our medium peels we use trichloroacetic acid. They penetrate more deeply into the skin, causing a second-degree burn on the skin. There will be peeling and crusting with medium peels as the skin begins the process of rebuilding.
Deep peels — Phenol acid is used in deep peels, which are the deepest penetrating peel. We only use deep peels on the face, as they can cause scarring elsewhere on the body. These peels involve the most crusting of the skin and require the longest recovery time. Patients usually need to take at least one week off work, and diligently avoid sun exposure for months afterwards. Deep peels also deliver the most skin rejuvenation.
Interested in peeling your way to better skin? Call us at 405.418.5400 and ask about our chemical peels.
Clearing up acne is tough. Yet for many, getting rid of the unsightly scars afterwards is even more frustrating.
At Jones Plastic Surgery, eliminating acne scars begins with a thorough assessment and evaluation. In most cases, what patients assume is an acne scar is actually a form of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Between the two, an acne scar is more serious because it involves the deeper layers of the skin while the red, brown, or pink post-acne marks only affect the skin’s superficial layers. The latter is easier to treat and is less likely to permanently damage the skin.
If you find yourself with a more serious case of acne scarring, below are three surefire ways to get rid of them for good:
Sunscreen is your new best friend.
Sun exposure darkens the skin. Avoid the outdoors as much as possible and use sunscreen if you really need to go out. Cloudy days are no exception!
Choose your facial cleansers carefully.
It may be tempting to use scrubs or products with abrasive ingredients but it is best to go for gentle, well-formulated cleansers instead. Scrubs are more likely to cause facial irritation that will delay wound healing.
Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about chemical peels.
Acne scarring responds well to skin brightening peels that contain AHA (alpha hydroxy acids). All of these peels come from natural sources — citric acid (from fruits), glycolic acid (from sugar cane), malic acid (from apples), and tartaric acid (from grapes). Although derived from milk, lactic acid is also considered an AHA peel.
Call 405.418.5400or fill out one of our appointment forms to schedule your chemical peel appointment today!
Hopefully, by the time a woman hits her 40s she is comfortable in her own skin. But that doesn’t mean she should neglect the outward appearance of her skin.
Age spots are the result of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds. The pigment in the upper layer of the skin that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. UV light exposure accelerates the production of melanin, creating a tan that helps protect deeper layers of the skin. Age spots appear on areas of frequent exposure when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in particularly high concentrations. There are several ways to lighten brown spots and prevent further progression of hyperpigmentation. Topical treatments containing retinoids can help lighten slightly darkened spots. Chemical peels and laser treatments are more involved treatments.
If you’re lucky to evade facial volume loss in your 30s, you may not be that fortunate in your 40s. Sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, and thinning lips are common consequences of facial volume loss, which is a natural byproduct of aging. Facial fillers work extremely well in restoring volume loss.
Dull skin tone
Dead skin cells shed easily when you’re still in your 20s and 30s. However, the shedding process slows by the time you hit your 40s resulting in dull skin tone and texture. You need skin exfoliation. Our Obagi Nu-Derm System® and chemical peels have helped many women in their 40s improve their overall skin tone.
Call 405.418.5400or fill out one of our appointment forms to learn more about the aforementioned treatment options today!
The words chemical and peel sound scary and make some people shy away from chemical peel treatments for skin care rejuvenation. But chemical peels have been around as long as the pyramids when Egyptians used a combination of salt, animal oils, and sour milk (lactic acid) to remove dark spots in their skin.
Chemical peels, whether as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other treatments, are now used today across all ages. There are a wide variety of chemical peel treatments for specific skin care problems, ranging from hyperpigmentation spots to acne scars. Yet, not all manner of skin care concerns can actually be remedied and improved with chemical peels. Before you schedule a chemical peel appointment, here’s what you need to know!
Chemical peels will do wonders for your skin if you have the following issues:
Sun spots, age spots, or any other types of skin discoloration
Mild acne scarring
Uneven skin tone
The initial signs of wrinkles and creases
On the other hand, chemical peels may not be your best bet if your main concern has to do with one or more of the following:
Enlarged skin pores
Raised (keloidal) scarring
Skin laxity issues
Hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration in individuals with darker skin tones
Obvious appearance of blood vessels (spider veins)
Choosing the right type of chemical peel depends on a combination of factors like your current skin concerns, skin type, and your desired outcomes. Learn more about your chemical peel options by calling us at 405.418.5400to schedule a personal consultation today.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures are favored by many because they are relatively cheaper and offer minimal to no downtime during recovery. Although each procedure or treatment in itself is effective, many of our patients who initially visit us for a consultation are quite surprise to know that they can actually combine treatments to achieve optimum outcomes .Combining dermal fillers and injectables is an excellent example of this strategy.
What Our Chemical Peels Can Do For You
Here at our Edmond facial rejuvenation practice, the goal of our non-invasive chemical peel treatments is two-fold: initiation of peeling of the outermost layer of the skin and promotion of skin renewal by stimulating regeneration of collagen (a protein found in the skin and is responsible for creating that plump and naturally youthful appearance):
A chemical peel is ideal in reducing the appearance of acne, acne scars, rosacea, and skin issues that primarily result from excessive sun exposure. By the end of your treatment/s, you can expect to have smoother, tighter, and a more hydrated skin, leaving you with a clearer, more youthful complexion.
What Facial Fillers Can Do For You
On the other hand, if you also have issues with the appearance of deep wrinkles and creases, you can opt to combine your chemical peels with facial fillers. Botox and Dysport are the best bets for wrinkles that are formed with repeated facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, and smiling (yes wrinkles can result from smiling too). Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal for adding volume or softening creases in the middle and lower thirds of the face.
The end result if you combine chemical peels and facial fillers is naturally youthful skin with a smoother and clearer complexion! Now that you already have an idea about combining non-surgical treatments to achieve desired outcomes, schedule an appointment with us by calling 405.418.5400or by filling out this contact form today. We look forward to your visit!