Many patients want to eliminate crow’s feet and superficial facial lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Some are looking for improvements in the fine lines around the mouth and others are looking to remove pigmentary changes in the skin, also known as age spots. Patients who request one or any combination of these improvements are seeking information about skin resurfacing.
Skin resurfacing is the removal of the outer layer of the skin – using abrasion, chemicals or a laser – to uncover a younger beauty hidden just underneath the surface.
At your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the bony and soft tissue architecture as well as the form and function of the head and neck. An overall assessment of the face provides the basis for what one may expect from skin resurfacing at the Quatela Center.
Applying acid solution eliminates the very top layers of the skin and allows smoother regenerated skin to emerge from beneath. Chemical peels can be effective on fine wrinkles caused by sun damage, superficial skin color changes, age spots, or signs of premature aging such as fine lines around the eyes. Chemical peels can be used in combination with other skin resurfacing or alone.
Chemical peels offered at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery range from mild “lunch hour peels” performed at Q the Medical Spa to moderate TCA (trichloroacetic acid peels) to deep phenol peels performed in the surgical suite.