Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Chemical peels have been around for decades. These peels address the textural changes that occur in the skin with the ravages of time and environmental factors like smoking, sun damage and facial expressions. The chemical peels offered at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples vary in their strength, depth of penetration, and thus their effect.
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The VI Peel® rejuvenates skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, environmental pollution, and other factors. In as little as 7 days, these light and medium depth peels reveal smoother, softer skin. Fine lines and age spots are diminished, skin tone is more even, and acne scars fade following a VI Peel. And because VI Peels stimulate the skin’s collagen production, you eventually gain firmer, younger-looking skin.
Unlike many other peels, VI Peels are comfortable, suitable for all skin types, and require little to no downtime. These peels can be applied safely every 4 to 6 weeks for patients who require a series of treatments, but healthy skin is easily maintained with quarterly peels.
Light or superficial chemical peels like the La Roche-Posay BioMedic MicroPeel® are directed at the top layer of dead skin cells whose turn-over slows as we age. By performing monthly MicroPeels your skin stays refreshed looking year round. This peel helps prevent further damage to the skin, but does not correct sun damage, age spots or wrinkles.
The MicroPeel is a three-step process that removes a micro-thin top layer of skin. The top layer is a significant obstruction to having better skin because it is pore-clogged. For patients with drier skin, this peel may also be performed without the use of alpha hydroxy acids. The procedure is safe, effective and is accomplished in 15 to 20 minutes. Ask Dr. Hasen’s skin therapists which procedure is best for your skin type.
Medium depth peels usually involve the chemical TCA (trichloroacetic acid). The Obagi Blue Peel and the BioMedic Pigment Peel Plus are versions of this peel that target pigment and fine lines of the face. This peel causes a deep sun burn which peels off over the course of several days. Deeper lines will not be addressed with this type of medium depth TCA peel.
The strongest or deepest peels have a combination of croton oil and phenol. We have found the best results from the Croton Oil Peel or Modified Phenol Peel. This deep chemical peel is the only to truly address the textural changes of the skin caused by sun damage, smoking and aging. In treating loose, wrinkled skin around the eyes, the Croton Oil Peel is especially powerful.