Dr. Joseph Fullmer may suggest a chemical peel in Heber, Utah, to remove aged skin and replace it with newer, youthful skin. Our cosmetic surgeon has completed specialized training through SkinCeuticals skincare professionals, so he is fully qualified to provide chemical peels.
During a chemical peel, the skin is first washed and cleansed thoroughly. Chemical solutions are applied to small areas. These solutions may include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid, or carbolic acid. These solutions will cause small, controlled wounds that blister and then peel off. You may feel a stinging sensation or a slight burning sensation during your treatment. Apply a cold compress to the skin to lessen your discomfort. Our cosmetic surgeon can provide additional advice if necessary.
Your skin will be very sensitive to the sun after treatment, so wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF on a daily basis until Dr. Joseph Fullmer tells you otherwise. Take care to avoid sun exposure as much as you can, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., as the sun is harshest during these hours. For best results, use the SkinCeuticals homecare regimen. Dr. Joseph Fullmer will provide any additional aftercare instructions as needed.
To learn more and to schedule a consultation, contact Aspire Surgical at 435-315-2050 today.