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Are you looking in the mirror and finding evidence of aging on your face? Have you spent too long in the sun?
Would a more even complexion return that healthy radiance you had when you were younger? Consider chemical peels from Dr. Namita Murthy. She is fellowship-trained and board eligible by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and offers deep chemical peels in Annapolis, MD.
Our skin loses so much of its glow from age and exposure to the elements. A poor diet can affect the skin as well.
Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures designed to improve the look and feel of your skin that can be an alternative to surgical treatments. This process uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of your skin. Chemical peels are classified as either superficial (also referred to as light or a lunchtime peel) medium, or deep depending on how many layers are removed. A deep chemical peel fully penetrates the middle layer of the skin.
One type of treatment used for deep chemical peels is Jessner peels. The Jessner (or Jessner’s) peel is a treatment that removes the skin’s outer layer to reveal the smoother skin below. The Jessner peel was originally created in the 1940s by a dermatologist to be used as an antiseptic for submarine crews. In addition to preventing infection, it also was used as an aftershave because it improved the skin texture and tone of the crew.
The Jessner peel ingredients include salicylic acid, lactic acid, and sometimes resorcinol or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Salicylic acid helps to exfoliate the pore lining, loosening dirt and oil. It also can rid the skin of dead cells. Lactic acid exfoliates the skin and stimulates the regeneration of the skin’s natural process. It can also help retain moisture in the skin. Resorcinol and TCA act as peeling agents. The Jessner solution may be added to other peels to increase their efficiency on skin discoloration and scars.
Because they remove the damaged layers of skin, they uncover healthier skin and encourage the production of healthier cells. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peels can also reduce the damage from the sun. Acne scars will be less visible, as will any skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation. Redness and uneven skin tone are corrected.
Chemical peels can be effective on patients with any skin color. Dr. Namita Murthy is dedicated to natural results to help you be the best version of yourself. She is an excellent choice if you are interested in deep chemical peels in Annapolis.
When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss the appearance you are hoping for with cosmetic treatments. Deep chemical peels in Annapolis, MD are one of the most effective methods to regain a youthful look.
In addition to deep chemical peels, she may suggest other levels of chemical peels and other treatments such as laser resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, or plasma skin resurfacing, or possibly dermal fillers or Botox. The choice depends on how much of a change you want and how much downtime you can afford.
After discussing your preferences, Dr. Murthy will first examine your face and skin. The first step will be to prepare your skin for the treatment.
Your skin will be cleansed. Your eyes will be protected. The peel solution will be applied in layers onto your skin. You may experience some stinging or burning as it is applied. Dr. Murthy may add additional products such as retinol or vitamin C on top of the peel solution.
The solution is left on. The treatment in the office lasts about 30 minutes. The peel solution continues to penetrate your skin layers for several hours afterward. Dr. Murthy will explain the process and what you should do during recovery.
The healing time for deep chemical peels will require about a week of downtime. Your face will be red and swollen. Then it will turn a darker color and become crusty. The peeling usually begins a day or two after the peel is applied. The skin will peel on its own and you will need to avoid scratching or rubbing.
You will want to use gentle skincare products while your skin peels. Avoiding sun exposure is a necessity especially during the peeling process. You should also avoid anything that causes excessive heat and sweating. Most patients need a series of six treatments, spaced apart by several weeks to achieve their cosmetic goals.
Annapolis deep chemical peels provided by Dr. Namita Murthy will show results in one to two weeks. Your skin tone will be improved, restoring your natural glow. Dark patches, age spots, and scars will be less visible. Fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed out. Any skin discoloration (melasma) or hyperpigmentation should be less evident. The results can last years. Remember, though, that you will continue to age and you may develop additional patches and acne scars.
Dr. Namita Murthy is a specially trained and experienced facial plastic surgeon. She works to determine the best solution to help you reach your appearance goals. Deep chemical peels in Annapolis, MD are administered safely and effectively by Dr. Murthy. Call today to schedule yours.