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All About Chemical Peels

Do you want gorgeous skin? Try a chemical peel. This treatment might not be new and trendy, but it’s certainly effective. In spite of the latest lasers and the newest technologies, chemical peels remain because they are a safe and incredibly effective solution for stunning skin. Come on in to the New Orleans Center for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery and ask about our chemical peels.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells. Depending on the results you’re trying to achieve, there are differing levels of peels from superficial peels to deep peels. Each option has its benefits. When you come in for a peel, we’ll help you decide what type of peel will help you achieve your skin care goals. There really is a chemical peel for everyone.

We offer three main categories of chemical peels: superficial peels, TCA chemical peels and phenol chemical peels. Let’s take a quick look at each one.

  • Superficial Peels: Superficial chemical peels are the lightest type of peel available. These use glycolic and salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin cells. Because superficial peels only work on the outermost layers of skin, they are a no-downtime procedure. Many men and women choose to have a superficial peel and to return immediately to work. You may have a bit of redness or peeling, but it is typically very minimal and fades quickly after treatment.
  • TCA Chemical Peel: TCA peels use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to remove layers of skin cells. This peel is a medium depth peel. It works deeper than the superficial peel, but provides less peeling than a deep peel. For the best results you may need multiple peels. Dr. Velargo is an expert in an innovative method of peeling known as “Enhanced Superficial Chemical Peeling” that can provide the impressive results of deeper peels using TCA chemical peels. This treatment is ideal for smoothing rough skin, brightening the skin, lightening hyperpigmentation, improving acne and acne scars and stimulating collagen production.
  • Phenol Peels: The phenol chemical peel is a deep peel. This type of peel is invasive and requires careful monitoring both during and after the peel. Recovery typically takes longer than with a lighter peel, but the results obtained from a phenol peel are often unmatched. Often deep peels and other skin resurfacing techniques are used to treat acne scars.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Whatever your skin type or your skin color, we’ve got a chemical peel for you. Gorgeous skin awaits. Call us at 504-533-8848 to schedule your chemical peel.