Chemical Skin Peel
If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, consider a chemical peel, which uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. A chemical peel is especially helpful around your eyes and lips, but it can also reduce wrinkling about your entire face. It may improve abnormal skin coloration, as well. There are a number of chemical agents that can be used to achieve various depths of peeling. Peels range from very superficial, causing no significant skin irritation to deep, causing longer lasting results. View cosmetic animations for deep chemical peel, medium chemical peel and superficial chemical peel.
Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and refines skin texture. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates the topmost layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated. Results should be immediately visible including a more supple and vibrant skin tone. Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels. Multiple treatments are recommended for full effect. See microdermabrasion before and after photos, and view microdermabrasion cosmetic animation.
Personalized Skin Care
The U-M Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery carries a variety of pharmaceutical grade skin care products that cannot be purchased over the counter. They are made with the highest quality ingredients and are designed to help you achieve flawless skin. Our esthetician offers complimentary consultations and can assess your specific skin care needs. A skin care regimen will be developed for you, keeping in mind your skin type and your desired end result.
TCA & Phenol
TCA (tri-chloracetic acid) and Phenol peels are deeper chemical peels performed by a physician under anesthesia. With deeper peels, a mixture of chemicals is applied to the skin. After two days of swelling, the old skin peels off, revealing fresh skin in 10-14 days. The recovery period, with initially pink skin and considerable swelling, should be taken into account to achieve the end result.