Medium Chemical Peel Rejuvenation
Medium depth chemical peels are used to dramatically reduce the signs of aging in your skin. Jessner’s solution and TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) are used alone or in combination to achieve these results. These peels work to remove age spots, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, acne, mild acne scarring, pre-cancerous lesions and leathery skin leaving you with new revitalized skin. Dr. Babcock applies the solution in the office and you leave with mild to moderate redness. With the TCA peel and occasionally with the Jessner’s peel your skin will turn a darker color and appear sun-burned for 3-5 days. Afterwards the skin may develop crusts and start to peel for 3-4 days further. Special care needs to taken during this time period, and it is recommended that you do not return to work or outside activities for about 1 week after the chemical peel (shorter for the Jessner’s peel). Strict sun avoidance is mandatory the first two weeks after the TCA or Jessner’s chemical peel. Habitual use of sunscreen is necessary in the first six months after these peels. Dr. Babcock is happy to discuss the TCA or Jessner’s chemical peel with you in more depth. Please call (404) 835-3052 for an appointment.