About this Treatment
Physician chemical peels in Toledo are non-surgical, skin resurfacing procedures that use a specific medical acid solution to remove the damaged or aged outer layers of the skin and stimulate the growth of new cells.
The body will then generate new skin cells that will replace the removed outer layers resulting in improved and more youthful texture and tone of the skin, a reduction in excess pigmentation and, with some peels, lowering skin cancer risk by removal of cancer prone and sun damaged skin cells. Physician chemical peels require more training and are performed by your plastic surgeon and generally are deeper than aesthetician peels.
What It Is
Aging, sun damage, smoking, and other factors can result in loss of the youthful and healthy features of the skin in addition to increasing sun related skin cancer risk. Despite remarkable advances and improvements in education and medical skin care products and treatment options, previous sun exposure, smoking, and aging can result in significant loss of youthful and healthy skin characteristics as well as an increased risk of skin cancer. Although there are many effective and clinically proven options for reducing previous skin damage and the signs of aging, deeper chemical peeling by an experienced and qualified physician such as Dr. Frank Barone can remove much of the damaged and aged surface and stimulate growth of youthful baby ‘cells’ and improved circulation to rejuvenate a healthy complexion as well as lower skin cancer risk.
What It Treats
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sun damaged and aged skin
Irregular skin pigmentation and excess pigmentation or ‘sunspots’
Superficial and acne scars
Rough skin, scaly patches, and pre-cancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses
- 1.5 - 2 hours
- 2.5 - 4 weeks
- General or IV
- Renewed Cells By replacing old and damaged skin cells with new, healthy cells, significantly improve the complexion and overall skin health.
- New Cells Generate new cell, collagen, and elastin production to restore a more youthful and healthier surface.
- Reduced Sunspots Reduce sun or age spots of hyperpigmentation to even the color tone of the skin.
- Deep Skin Treatments Deeper peels can reduce wrinkles, remove many pre-cancerous lesions while tightening and toning the skin.
- Other Treatment Support Can be combined with other aesthetic surgical procedures to enhance results.
- Multiple Application Areas Can be applied to any area of the body where skin is aged or damaged.
How Physician Peels Work
As with all major aesthetic procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, workup for physician chemical peeling involves complete evaluation, examination, discussion of goals and creation of a personalized and comprehensive aesthetic plan. Photo documentation and VISIA Skin Complexion Analysis, and thorough review and problem based discussion of appropriate resurfacing options is conducted with each patient. Safe and optimal chemical peels in Toledo require significant and focused skin care preparation, education, and planning to avoid complications, reduce downtime and improve results. We review itemized costs and recovery time as well.
Physician chemical peels in Toledo can be done safely in the office treatment room with oral sedation, ProNox nitrous oxide gas, nerve blocks, and local anesthesia or in the outpatient facility with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia if other simultaneous procedures are planned.
Chemical peeling is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure and no incisions are needed.
After planned sedation and injectable nerve blocks if needed, we cleanse the skin with alcohol to remove oils and improve absorption. Eye protection with lubricant and, sometimes, corneal shields are placed.
After surgery, a maintenance program to minimize downtime and maximize results will be suggested, including skin care, manual lymphatic massage and ultrasound, medical makeup, LED photo biomodulation, and other clinically proven options that improve patient outcomes. We carefully apply the planned peel solution in sections and layers. A frost on the skin surface is seen initially and then resolves. Areas of deeper damage or more severe aging changes may receive a second or multiple layers and passes.
After treatment completion, eye shields are removed, and specific growth factors or platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be applied to the treated surface for improved healing. A numbing antioxidant iced slurry and growth factor balm is layered on the treated areas with cold compresses to complete the procedure.
You will return to the office a few days after surgery for post-treatment care and evaluation. A regimen with medical skin care products will be initiated in specific sequence with each stage of healing. Lymphatic massage, red light phototherapy, and other proven options will reduce down-time and improve comfort and quality of the result. Medical grade makeup and sunscreen will also be utilized and are important to consistency and optimal outcomes. It is extremely important to avoid sun exposure on the treated areas until cleared by your provider.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
Exceptional and professional service. Very friendly staff! Took time as much as I needed and answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable with the procedure and follow up. Definitely coming back!
I have had nothing but exceptional results from eVolv Plastic Surgery. Best team of professionals out there for all your cosmetic needs.
Dr. Barone is a skilled, professional surgeon who is very concerned with aesthetics based on your own body. He will not try to “make you look like so and so”. He takes your ethnicity, skin, and shape to create the best “you” possible.
Very friendly staff and great help with my skin issues.
Been going to Dr. Barone’s office for many years for many procedures. Everyone there in the office is very nice. [Single best thing is…] keeping my skin clear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with Physician Peels.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering Physician Peels at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.