If you wish to abolish your skin condition, a chemical peel treatment can help you by removing the damaged skin cells. This treatment is ideal for a quick fresh up of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles caused by sun damage and acne. Dr Kanowitz will clean your skin first in preparation for treatment, then gently apply the chemical on your skin for a short time, the skin will turn white and then crust, your face will be washed or a naturalized solution to prevent further penetration of the skin. During your consultation, Dr Kanowitz will discuss with you which type of chemical peel would suit you the best. The products we use are shown as following:
Light: a solution will be used; the result will be relatively temporary as these solutions are quite smooth, the treatment will only affect the outmost layer of skin, and most of the patients will be able to return to their daily activities immediately.
Medium: a solution will be used. Most of the medium chemical peel can be finished in 30 minutes. This stretches from the surface to middle layer of the skin.
Deep: a solution will penetrate the skin deeper compare to other types of peels, and will create longer lasting effects. The procedure takes from 30 minutes to 90 minutes; recovery time will be from two to three weeks.
Chemical peel can be used by any gender or skin tone; however please inform Dr Kanowitz if you have any relevant health history such as facial scarring, facial radiation therapy or currently experiencing a cold sore. The proper use of sun cream, moisturizer and hygiene products can enhance the outcome.
"Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."