Deep Chemical Peels
These techniques of skin resurfacing revitalize skin following years of moderate to significant sun exposure. By stimulating collagen reorganization and eliminating discoloration, deep chemical peels improve the color, texture, and elasticity of skin. Small areas, such as around the eyes or mouth, can be treated in the office with a deep chemical peel. For treatment of the entire face, Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky performs the procedure with the patient in a deep twilight-type of sedation. There is mild discomfort for about 8 hours after the procedure. Recovery times range between 7-10 days, and then post-procedural redness can be hidden with concealing makeup. The results are dramatic and last as long as further sun exposure is avoided.