Light Chemical Peels at Columbus Facial Plastics in Columbus, Ohio results in healthier, glowing skin. Also called a Superficial Chemical Peel, we have several options that utilize different blends of chemical peeling agents. These combination products help balance the irritation and inflammation that were common with older single-agent peels, with the exfoliation and rejuvenation that we desire. The choice of product is individualized based on skin type and goals of treatment.
At Columbus Facial Plastics we look for consistency in our treatments and products with many different skin types so that we know what to expect with application. We want to help you feel confident in the downtime and results that you can expect with a given peel. In addition to our different products, we can use different strengths of application to help us achieve the desired results. This makes Light Chemical Peels a good option for immediate results with fresher, brighter skin. These peels can be used to get skin party, vacation, and photo ready.
Superficial (light) chemical agents can provide similar results to that of Microdermabrasion. Like Microdermabrasion, these Superficial Chemical Peels are most effective when done in a series of treatments.
Number of Peels
Series of 3-6 peels is recommended. Many choose to have light peels every month or as an addition to other procedures.
Face, Neck, Chest, Hands
Some patients notice slight flaking, but it is minor. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Weeks to months depending on the number of treatments
How much is a light chemical peel in Columbus, Ohio?
The immediate benefits include radiant and glowing skin, which is evident after one peel. A slight tightening of the skin, improvement in clarity, better color and smoother skin texture are also benefits you will notice after light peel treatments. There is no downtime with a Light Chemical Peel. This is the gentlest of all chemical peels, ideal for someone with healthy tissue who wants to freshen and brighten the skin. This is not a peel that will change unwanted pigment and it is not strong enough to diminish lines and wrinkles. Light Chemical Peels are great for events, parties, photos or as a pre- or post-vacation option. Chemical Peels can be combined with Microdermabrasion or Facials to enhance skin health results. When done in a weekly series, we can see a reduction in oil production, pore clogging and congestion, and overall brightening in complexion. We consider this the beginning of your skin care journey. Light Chemical Peels also work well for older skin, and skin with sensitive or reactive skin type.
What are the effects of aging on my skin?
You can think of the structure of the top layer of skin like a brick wall. It is a barrier that helps keep moisture in and environmental toxins out. The cells that make up this outer layer of skin are like the bricks, and the intracellular matrix is like the mortar. But unlike a brick wall, the skin is a living organ and is undergoing constant renewal. New cells migrate toward the surface from the deeper layers, pushing the older dying cells to the top. Due to excess sun exposure, the environment and natural aging, the layers of dead skin cells begin to accumulate on the outer surface like a pile of bricks. This leads to a more rough, dull appearance, often with more splotchy pigmentation. Superficial treatments, like Light Chemical Peels, are helping us get back to a fresh wall by removing these dead skin cells, leaving our skin with a better appearance and stronger integrity.
What is skin rejuvenation and resurfacing?
Very simply, skin rejuvenation and resurfacing are treatment options that remove the outer layers of the skin to improve the texture, clarity, and overall appearance of your skin. Skin rejuvenation can be achieved in many ways. Think of these options like the rungs of a ladder. The bottom rung represents superficial treatments that remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells. As you move up the ladder of options, you penetrate deeper into the skin layers to effect more change. With more change comes a smoother, clearer, and more youthful appearance. However, deeper treatments are also accompanied by greater risks. It comes down to choices. Fortunately, today we have many options.
What can skin resurfacing treat?
There are various levels of Chemical Peels in Columbus, Ohio. Depending on if you choose medium, or deep, these are some of conditions that can be treated with skin resurfacing that will not be improved with the Light Chemical Peel. :
- Static Wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible and do not change in appearance with facial movement.
- Dynamic Wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving and may deepen with facial movement or expression.
- Pigmentation: Freckles, sunspots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure.
- Scars: As a result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored, or have raised borders.
- Vascular Conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood-filled blisters, or even a constant flush of facial redness.
- Loss of Skin Tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structures (collagen and elastin fibers) that result in a loss of skin firmness or the development of cellulite.
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients in Columbus, Ohio with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
Schedule Your Consultation
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule your consultation to learn more about Light Chemical Peels and Skin Resurfacing. Skin Care Director Dina Maynard, Dr. Stephen Nogan, and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your best skin.
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