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The Depth of Your Chemical Peel Can Make a Big Difference

Your facial skin is subject to a variety of factors, including outside elements, stress, exposure to the sun, pollution, gravity, and many others that can cause it to look dull, lifeless, and aged. Creams, lotions, lasers, serums, and sunscreens can only help improve the appearance and look of the skin to a certain extent, but there are other options available to you.

Another way to improve the look of the skin is through the use of a chemical peel treatment. Chemical peels are much stronger and more effective than your typical cosmetic products and can do a much better job at repairing, healing, and improving the overall look, feel, and appearance of the skin.

Chemical peels are great for enhancing and rejuvenating your complexion, removing dead skin cells, and exfoliating the skin.

Chemical Peels Are a Good Option for Skin Rejuvenation and Healing

There are many different types of chemical peel treatments available and they vary in depth and intensity. The one you use will depend on your needs and goals. There are peels that are more effective for removing acne scars and spots, tans and pigmentation, or damaged skin on the surface.

One of the most important factors that will determine how good or effective your chemical peel will be is the depth of your chemical peel. The depth determines how far down it will reach into the deeper layers of the skin to remove dead skin cells and other impurities.

Light chemical peels that only remove the topmost layer of your skin won’t have very long lasting effects. Even though a deeper chemical peel will cause more peeling and irritation of the skin initially, the benefits you experience will be greater and last longer. The treatment will reveal the lower, more youthful layers of skin, making you look younger and more radiant.

The Different Types of Chemical Peels and The Benefits They can Provide

Chemical peels come in the form of creams and gels. Some are retinoic acid creams or derivatives of vitamin A, C, and E. The acid cream, gel, or solution is applied to the skin and left for about 15 to 30 minutes to work its magic.

There might be some burning, itching, and irritation in the beginning, but this is normal and is a good sign that the chemical peel is working. The dead skin on the surface layer will be exfoliated and begin to slowly peel off.

The strongest chemical peel available is called phenol and will penetrate the lowermost layer of your dermis and can help remove the most severe acne scars, spots, and marks caused by sun damage, stress, and pigmentation. It can help remove blotches and even pre-cancerous growths.

Chemical peels can also help eliminate deep wrinkles, folds, damaged skin cells, and lines from the face. It will help reveal a much smoother, more youthful, and more radiant layer of skin. Deep chemical peels can help repair skin that has been badly damaged by the sun, remove coarse wrinkles, lines, and growths.

Schedule a Consultation

Interested in undergoing a chemical peel? Contact our office for more information. Dr. Robert Lowen, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, will answer all of your questions and help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.