There are many cosmetic procedures you can undergo to restore a youthful appearance to your face. However, if you are looking for a safe and non-surgical treatment that can rejuvenate your skin, you may want to consider getting a chemical skin peel.

Why Should You Get a Skin Peel?

A chemical skin peel uses the skin’s ability to self-heal to improve your appearance and is beneficial in a number of different ways. With a skin peel you can:

  • Have skin that appears new and bright
  • Reduce or completely eliminate mild or severe scars on the skin
  • Remove wrinkles
  • Even out uneven skin tones
  • Revive skin that has been damaged by excessive exposure to sunlight

How Does It Work?

Before you undergo your chemical peel, you will be assigned a skin care regimen that you are to complete for 6 to 8 weeks. Dr. Zakhary will provide you with a personalized treatment plan to address your specific skin issues. Under close supervision, you will be using prescription-grade products on your skin each day so that the deeper layers of your skin will be conditioned and hydrated, creating the conditions that can produce the best results after your chemical peel.

Depending on the condition of your skin, Dr. Zakhary may suggest:

  • A low concentration peel, which will provide a 10 to 15 percent improvement in the texture and color of your skin
  • A moderately concentrated peel to give you a 15 to 25 percent improvement in the texture and color of your skin

The chemical peel mixture is a unique liquid composed of glycolic acid or trichloracetic acid and is applied directly to the skin. After remaining on your skin for a certain amount of time, the acid in the mixture can be used to easily remove the dead skin through exfoliation. After a thorough rinse, you are left with new and fresh skin that has a better color and texture. The entire procedure typically takes no longer than 30 minutes, and there is little or no recovery time needed. In order to maintain the results of your chemical skin peel for as long as possible, Dr. Zakhary may place you on another skin care regimen using prescription-grade skin creams.

Your Skin and the Cold Weather

The harsh and sometimes dry winter weather can be difficult on your skin, and extra care is necessary to ensure that your skin is properly hydrated and fresh-looking. Having a chemical skin peel during the winter months can help you remove the dead dry skin to reveal the newer skin that can be kept moisturized much easier.

Dr. Zakhary provides the plastic surgery Edmonton residents can rely on. Contact her today to discuss how a customized chemical skin peel can address your specific skin issues.

" Dr. Zakhary was amazing and very up front about the procedure. She answered all my questions in detail. Dr.Zakhary never made me feel rushed, she always took her time to make me feel confident in the procedure and in her. "

— Mary B.