Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Facial by Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

Chemical Peels diminish damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother and reduce scarring and blemishes. The peels we offer include an intermediate TCA Peel and an array of intensities for the VI Peel. The strength of each peel is customized to the patient. For additional skin improvement, peels can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts.

The advantages of this treatment include:

• Enhances skin texture and tone
• Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces hyperpigmentation
• Treats excess acne
• Diminishes acne scars
• Stimulates new collagen production
• Safe for all skin types

The Treatment

TCA Peel

The Trichloroacetic Acid Peel varies in intensity and depth based on the treated area. We recommend this peel if you have pigmentation and wrinkles. There are three levels to choose from: light, medium, and deep. A medium-strength chemical peel is the most potent grade peel we can perform on you. You’ll get healthy, radiant skin. During a TCA Peel, the skin is cleansed, and the solution is applied, which may cause a mild stinging sensation.

VI Peel

The VI Peel contains a blend of advanced ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel provides dramatic results with no discomfort, recovery, or prepping. As the peel is applied to your skin, it will improve your skin tone, reduce the appearance of age spots, and soften lines for youthful skin. The peel’s depth will depend on several factors and varies for each patient. You’ll get firmer skin and a radiant appearance.

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Possible side effects of Sculptra injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer.

According to Valeant Aesthetics, “Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.”

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

FAQ

The face and chest areas are treated.

Your improved skin results can last a few weeks.

The results appear within 4-5 days after treatment.

Yes. You may get redness, mild swelling, hyperpigmentation, or dark spots. These symptoms subside within a few hours.

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