Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Chemical Peels to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What are Chemical Peels?
Skin care is an essential step when trying to maintain your youthful appearance. One of the best ways to "turn back the clock" is through chemical peels. These skin rejuvenation treatments are a great way to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and any other imperfections that tend to age you. Using an acid solution that is "painted" onto the skin, chemical peels remove the skin's outer layer, effectively exfoliating it, promoting new cell growth and restoring a healthy, youthful glow.
At his office in Hattiesburg, Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers three levels of chemical peels: superficial, medium-depth and deep. Men and women travel from across Forrest County, Lamar County and other parts of Mississippi to enjoy the high-quality skin care provided by Dr. Pecunia and his staff. During your initial consultation in Hattiesburg, we will discuss your chemical peel options and determine which one is best to suit your needs.
How are Chemical Peels Performed?
When you opt for this treatment, the procedure will differ slightly depending on which chemical peel level you choose. For example, deeper peels require anesthesia, while lighter ones do not. However, all procedures take place in our Hattiesburg office and involve applying chemical solution to the affected area. The chemical agents then work to remove the outer layers of the skin and stimulate new cell growth.
A superficial chemical peel should be repeated weekly for four to six weeks and then maintained once a month. A medium-depth peel should be repeated every six to 12 months. And a deep chemical peel requires little to no follow up, as the results can last for up to 10 years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
With our patients in Hattiesburg, we have found that chemical peels are effective in improving the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Light freckling and scarring (due to acne)
- Scaly patches and rough skin
- Brown spots or sun damage on the face or scalp
However, chemical peels are not appropriate in the treatment of deep facial lines, sagging skin, significant scarring or broken capillaries. You also may not be a good candidate for a chemical peel if you have red hair and pale, freckled skin; Afro-Caribbean or Asian skin; facial warts; abnormal pigmentation; or a history of skin scarring.
What Kind of Post-Procedure Chemical Peel Care Can I Expect?
Recovery times vary depending upon the level of chemical peel you have chosen. After a superficial chemical peel in Hattiesburg, your skin may appear pink and have some white blotches, which will fade in a couple of hours. You can also expect some flaking of the skin to last for a few days. Aside from that, you'll be able to resume normal activities immediately.
Following a medium-depth or deep peel, your skin will be red and swollen for about 24 hours. You may experience some tightness, and you should apply petroleum jelly several times a day to prevent cracking. You can wash your face with water, but refrain from using soap. Your doctor may prescribe ointments, creams, oral steroids and dressings to treat any severe reactions.
It's important to remember not to pick at your skin after a chemical peel, as this could cause scarring. And always apply sun block before going outside to prevent further sun damage.
What are the Typical Results of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are designed to improve the appearance of your skin by removing certain imperfections and restoring a youthful glow. To get an idea of what you can expect from the treatment, check out our Hattiesburg chemical peel before and after photos.
What are Hattiesburg Chemical Peel Costs?
Hattiesburg chemical peel prices vary depending upon the depth of the peel you choose. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all of these options to determine the best level for you.
Dr. Pecunia's friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to set up your appointment at a time that works best for you. We welcome patients from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and other nearby communities. Please contact us today and let us help you on your journey to achieve beautiful, flawless skin.
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