Aging, environment, genetics, and lifestyle choices all play a role in the way your skin looks as you age. Daily care, consistent use of sunscreen, and leading a generally healthy lifestyle can all help prevent skin problems and premature aging, but even your best efforts may fail to produce the results you desire.
Chemical peel is a non-surgical option that can address signs of aging, pigmentation issues, textural problems, acne, and more, to produce a smooth, youthful, and healthy glow. If you are unhappy with the condition of your skin, a chemical peel may be a minimally invasive and wonderfully effective option. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at the Edmond or Norman office of Dr. Jayesh Panchal.
To schedule a skin care consultation at our Edmond office, please call 405-340-9949. In Norman, call 405-310-6767. Dr. Panchal is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving women and men from Oklahoma City and all surrounding areas.
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels work to exfoliate dead and unhealthy skin cells, allowing the body’s natural healing response to produce a smoother and blemish-free appearance. There are various strengths of chemical peel, allowing them to be useful for a number of different patients.
Some of the most popular types of chemical peel are:
- Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel. Available in a variety of strengths, glycolic acid molecules are incredibly small, allowing this type of peel to penetrate deeply
- Lactic Acid Chemical Peel. Ideal for sensitive and dry skin, lactic acid peels gently exfoliate the skin
- Salicylic Acid Peel. For oil control and acne elimination, salicylic acid peels may offer the most reliable results in both adults and teens
- Trichloroacetic Acid Peel (TCA). Suitable for abnormal skin cells and actinic keratosis, TCA peels come in a variety of strengths and are safe for all skin tones
Following a chemical peel, even a mild peel, your skin may feel tender and appear red. Similar to a sunburn, these issues will self-correct, but the care you take of your skin in the days following treatment will play a direct role in the outcome of your peel.
ZO® 3-STEP PEEL™
At Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we offer the ZO 3-Step Peel. This revolutionary peel combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, and TCA to completely transform the skin and treat conditions including:
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Pigment Irregularities
- Sun and Age Spots
- Fine Lines
- Deeper Wrinkles
- Overly Large Pores
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Dull Skin
While other peels may be able to accomplish similar results, the ZO system goes above and beyond to address skin repair and renewal as well.
The second step in this three-step system is the Stimulating Retinol Crème. Applied immediately following the peel to help ensure retinol is delivered deeply into the dermis, the ZO retinol cream also contains Ubiquinone to stimulate cellular renewal, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem, and Marrubium Vulgare to boost collagen levels, and Myristoyl Tripeptide to help treat and prevent wrinkles.
The final of the three steps is the application of the Calming Crème. Chocked full of antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatories, the Calming Crème works to soothe residual discomfort, boost your body’s production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and protect the skin from additional irritation during the healing phase.
Recovery from the ZO 3-Step Chemical Peel
Recovery from the ZO 3-Step Peel may involve dry, red, and itchy skin for the first few days. As the skin sloughs off, fresh and unblemished skin will become visible and your results will be more obvious. This can take four to seven days, during which time it is important to properly care for the skin. We will provide you with detailed instructions to help ease this process.
For many patients, starting a professional skin care regimen in the weeks prior to treatment is ideal. We off a range of ZO products that can be used both before and after treatment to help ensure optimal comfort and results.
Contact Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels in general or the ZO 3-Step Peel in particular, please call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 or 405-310-6767 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Panchal. We maintain offices in Edmond and Norman. We welcome men and women from all surrounding areas of Oklahoma.