At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. We also have dermal fillers to help achieve the look you want. But for some, you’re looking for smaller, but still lasting, changes to your appearance. Luckily for you, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery can still cater to your wants. We offer chemical peels and permanent makeup in the office. Whether it’s correction of skin issues with chemical peels or adding permanent cosmetics to an area of your face, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery can do it all.
Do you hate applying makeup daily? Do common brands of makeup give you an allergic reaction? If so, permanent makeup helps. In order to perform permanent cosmetics, small amounts of pigments are inserted into the skin. The small pigments of colors are designed to look like you applied makeup. Permanent cosmetics works for eyeliner, lip liner, brow enhancement, scar revision, and nipple/areola creation.
Background on Chemical Peels
Do you have a lot of skin blemishes you wish would go away? If you’re looking for a cost-effective procedure, chemical peels are the way to go. Chemical peels work by removing or diminishing fine wrinkles, removing hyperpigmented area, smoothing rough skin, improving acne scars, or treating precancerous lesions. In addition, they rejuvenate the skin by removing up layers of skin, which are then replaced by new skin formation. Different types of chemical peels focus on different areas and different strengths. The good news regarding chemical peels is that they really only need to be done once. In theory, they can be done more than once. However, that increases the likelihood of scarring.
Light Chemical Peels
Light chemical peels are technically chemical peels. However, they’re more likely used for correction of small skin deformities. Additionally, light chemical peels may be performed as a maintenance treatment after a more intensive chemical peel treatment. Because of the minimal intensity related to the light chemical peels, they can be repeated every two weeks and have an incredibly low risk of scarring or complications.
Medium Chemical Peels
Medium chemical peels are little more intensive than light chemical peels but aren’t as intensive as deep peels. These peels are performed with trichloroacetic acid. To start, a solution degreases your face and a 30 percent or 50 percent TVA solution is rubbed on the facial skin. The acid penetrates the upper dermis. If you feel a burning sensation during the peel, it’s quite normal. Ice water goes on your face during these peels to minimize the burning feel. In two to seven days, the old skin is replaced, and you’ll see less blemishes than the old skin. However, medium peels increase the likelihood of scarring or hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Deep Chemical Peels
Like the name suggests, deep chemical peels are the more intensive peels we offer. TCA or phenol are used in these peels. However, because phenol is more likely to cause pain, scarring, and hypopigmentation, TCA is once again used. If you require a deep peel, we recommend laser peels, as they tend to be more effective in correcting blemishes.
With chemical peels and permanent makeup, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery helps to give your skin a boost. To schedule a consultation, call the office now.