3.jpegSpring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation. As the weather gets warmer and the flowers bloom, it's the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your skin. But sometimes, no matter how much you exfoliate or moisturize, your skin just doesn't have that healthy, radiant glow. That's where a medical peel from Conestoga Eye can help.

Alongside our expert eye care, the team at Conestoga Eye also offers cosmetic treatments, including medical peels. These peels use a combination of safe, effective chemical solutions to remove dead skin cells, helping to clear up blemishes, reduce fine lines, and give the skin a smoother, more uniform appearance. Reveal a fresher complexion this spring; schedule an appointment with Conestoga Eye today.

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What Is A Medical Peel?

A medical peel is a kind of chemical peel, meaning that it involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layer of skin. The solution may contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and trichloroacetic acid, among others, and it works by loosening the bond between dead or damaged skin cells, allowing them to slough off more easily.

The strength and type of chemical peeling solution used can be tailored to your specific skin type and concerns, ensuring the best possible results.

Chemical peels are described in three levels: light, medium, and deep.

  • Superficial Peels: These light peels only target the outermost layer of skin, or the epidermis. They are used for minor skin issues such as uneven skin tone, acne, and fine lines.
  • Medium Peels: A medium chemical peel penetrates deeper into the middle layer of skin, or the dermis, to address more serious concerns. A medium peel might be used to treat damage from sun exposure, wrinkles, or acne scars.
  • Deep Peels: This is the most intensive type of peel, as a deep peel penetrates all the way down to the lower layer of skin, or the subcutaneous layer. Deep chemical peels are used to address more severe skin issues and offer the most dramatic results.

A medical peel could be considered a medium or deep chemical peel, with superficial peels more commonly performed at home or in a spa setting. The type of peel recommended for you will depend on your skin concerns and goals, as well as your medical history and current skincare routine.

Why Should I Get A Medical Peel?

With the right kind of chemical peel, you can achieve dramatic results and a brighter, smoother complexion. Medical peels offer numerous benefits, such as:

  • Reducing signs of aging: By removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production, medical peels can smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
  • Fading scars: Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of acne scars, making them less noticeable and improving overall skin texture.
  • Treating acne: By removing excess oil and dead skin cells, medical peels can help to unclog pores and clear up blemishes.
  • Brightening complexion: A medical peel can reveal a fresh layer of skin that is more even in tone and texture, giving your face a natural glow.
  • Making your skincare routine more effective: By removing the barrier of dead skin cells, medical peels allow for better absorption of skincare products, making them more effective.

What Is The Treatment Like?

At Conestoga Eye, the process begins with a consultation. A member of our expert team will evaluate your skin type, discuss your concerns, and what kind of results you are hoping to achieve. After determining the best type of medical peel for your skin, we will clean and prep your face before applying the chemical solution.

During the treatment, the solution will be carefully applied to your face, avoiding sensitive areas such as the eyes and lips. As your skin starts to absorb the solution, additional layers will be applied to achieve the desired effect. You may feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation, but any discomfort is usually mild and temporary.

We use a self-neutralizing chemical solution, which means the chemicals lose their potency on their own over time.  This eliminates the need for a neutralizing agent and reduces the risk of over-peeling or damage to your skin.

After the procedure, your skin may appear pink or slightly swollen, but this will subside within a few hours. Peeling typically begins within a few days and can last up to 10 days, depending on the intensity of the peel.

How Can I Maintain My Results?

Before you leave our office, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and advice. Some of the best ways to take care of your skin after a medical peel include:

  • Avoid sun exposure: Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after a chemical peel, so be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and limit your time in direct sunlight.
  • Moisturize regularly: Keep your skin hydrated with a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer, which aids in the healing process and keeps your skin looking fresh.
  • Avoid harsh products: While your skin is healing, avoid using harsh or abrasive skincare products that could irritate or damage your skin. Stick to gentle cleansers and moisturizers until it has fully recovered. Our team may recommend specific products for your post-peel care.
  • Don't pick at your skin: It may be tempting to peel or pick at the flaking skin, but this can cause scarring and prolong the healing process. Let your skin peel naturally and resist the urge to touch it.
  • Stay hydrated and eat well: Incorporating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and drinking plenty of water can also support skin health and amplify the effects of your peel.

After your skin has finished peeling and has fully recovered, you can help maintain your results by sticking to a regular skincare routine and scheduling follow-up treatments as recommended by our team.

Why Should I Choose Conestoga Eye?

At Conestoga Eye, our dual focus on ophthalmological and cosmetic expertise allows us to provide comprehensive care for both the health and appearance of your eyes and skin. Choosing a medical setting like ours for cosmetic procedures ensures that treatments are administered by certified professionals with extensive knowledge and training.

When it comes to your skin, trust the experts at Conestoga Eye to provide top-quality medical peels that deliver fantastic results. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care that meets your unique needs and helps you achieve the best possible results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, smoother complexion.

From routine visits and medical eye care to oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic treatments, the team at Conestoga Eye is ready to assist you. Schedule an appointment online with us today to start your journey towards clear vision and healthy skin.

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