Chemical Peel in Biloxi, MS
As skin cells die, they build up on the surface of the skin clogging pores, or causing blemishes to appear along with uneven skin tone and wrinkles. In Biloxi, MS, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., treats ruddy skin with chemical peels to remove dead skin cells and leave skin healthy and glowing on people living in Mobile, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport, as well as the surrounding communities in Mississippi.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a Medical Spa skin care treatment performed by qualified physicians and clinicians to remove dead skin cells and other skin imperfections. Chemical peels work to peel away the damage layer by layer to reveal new skin that heals and looks refreshed and smooth.
The most popular chemical peels include:
Alphahydroxy acid (AHA)
AHA peels include glycolic, lactic, or fruit acid peels. These are considered light peels and typically have no recovery with the exception of some slight flaking. They treat surface issues and result in brighter-looking skin and diminished fine lines and wrinkles. An alphahydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, may also be combined with a facial wash or cream in lesser concentrations for use in your daily skin-care regimen.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
This is a medium-level peel that is used to treat skin with issues that go slightly deeper than the surface of the skin. With TCA peels, the results are usually evident but do not go to the depths of deeper peels. There is a short recovery of a few days.
Phenol peels are the deepest peels and are used to treat sun damage, deep-set wrinkles, and pre-cancerous growths. Just as with TCA peels, phenol peels can lighten the skin. They also require some healing as they target deep layers of skin.
The Best Candidates for Chemical Peels
Chemical peel candidates have skin imperfections, such as acne and other blemishes as well as scarring, age and sun spots, wrinkles, and lines. It is recommended that there be no chronic skin conditions that may react to the peels.
Planning for Your Chemical Peel
A consultation with Dr. Diaz is the first step towards planning for chemical peels. He evaluates your skin and talks about what you want from these treatments so that he can determine if a chemical peel is the best option and what type of peel will achieve your desired look.
Preparing for Your Chemical Peel
When preparing for chemical peel treatments, some require more preparation than others. Therefore, you receive specific skin care instructions to which you must adhere prior to the treatment. You will get directions during your consultation.
Chemical Peel Treatments
Each type of peel varies with its application and exact process of treatment. With most peels, the skin is prepared for the application of the chemical peel. Once the peel is applied, it remains on the skin for anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. A neutralizing solution may be applied immediately following the treatment to calm the skin.
After Your Chemical Peel
Most people go back to work or return to their daily routine following their chemical peel treatments. Dr. Diaz provides each patient with detailed instructions on caring for your new skin, including what to use in terms of cleansers, lotions, makeup and other topical creams. Following chemical peels, it is important to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. With deep peels, you may want some help the first day following the peel.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost in Mississippi?
The cost of chemical peels varies with each patient and is based on the peel used and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. During your consultation, we can review the costs involved with your chemical peel as well as payment options. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
Getting Back to Normal Following Chemical Peel
The time it takes to get back to normal following your chemical peel depends on the level of chemical peel you have. Light peels allow you to go back to your daily routine immediately following the treatment with only some flaking over the next few days. The deeper the peel, the longer it takes for the new skin to regenerate and heal. While you can do most anything, we recommend you keep your skin protected from the sun and other environmental effects. Within a couple of weeks, you can go back to wearing makeup.
Your New Look
After a couple of weeks, your skin should be fully recovered. The results of a chemical peel are astounding as your skin is refreshed and supple, and your complexion is amazing. It is important to maintain a regimen for chemical peels to keep your appearance so youthful and rejuvenated.
If you live in or around Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs chemical peels on people who want to rejuvenate their facial appearance, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.