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Pensacola Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and remove fine lines, especially on the face.  The chemical solution removes the outer layers of skin which are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems.  Removing the outer skin layer prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are not tainted by the previous skin condition. 

At Shaddix Plastic Surgery, we offer several different types of chemical peels which we individualize to each patient depending on their skin type and treatment goals.  

Reasons for Considering a Chemical Peel in Pensacola

  • Reduce facial wrinkles and lines.Improve sun-damaged skin.
  • Correct age spots and pigmentation problems.
  • Lighten scars (especially from acne).

The Chemical Peel Procedure by your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

At the time of your procedure, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results.  There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from mild to strong.  Dr. Shaddix will select what peel is best for you based on your skin condition, color, and desired result.

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils.  The peeling solution is then carefully applied and allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin.  Some mild discomfort is common with the stronger peel solutions at this stage. The skin is then neutralized and cleansed.  Finally, an ointment is applied to the skin to aid in healing.

Recovery following a Chemical Peel in Pensacola

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  An ointment and dressings are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize swelling.  The skin will have a pinkish color, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the procedure, which can be treated effectively with oral medication.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given by the surgeon.  Avoiding the sun will be very important during the recovery period. Recovery time varies depending upon the extent of the chemical peel.

To find out if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.




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