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Month: August 2020

Are There Any Side-Effects With Chemical Peels?

Are There Any Side-Effects With Chemical Peels?

Are you interested in a minimally invasive treatment that can improve your appearance and reverse signs of aging?  A chemical peel can boost the beauty of your skin and make it tighter and brighter.   But are there any side-effects with chemical peels?

What Is A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to peel away the outer layer of dry, dead cells.  This triggers cell renewal and increases the moisture content of the skin.

Chemical peels transform the skin by improving conditions such as wrinkles, scars, discoloration, and enlarged pores.  There are different types of chemical peels – light or superficial, medium, and deep. 

Are There Any Side-Effects With Chemical Peels?

Some side-effects should be expected after a chemical peel, but the type and severity vary depending on the strength of the peel.   

Light peels often result in some redness, irritation, as well as a stinging sensation, but these side-effects typically subside within a few days.  Light peels require about 1 week for healing.

Medium peels typically involve the use of TCA (trichloroacetic acid), so the side-effects are more intense than those associated with a light peel.  The redness usually fades within 7-10 days, and there may also be mild swelling for a day or two.  The skin will start to peel about 2-3 days after treatment.  Medium peels take 10-14 days to heal.

Deep peels can only be performed once and are typically done with phenol.   Deep peels can affect the heart so they should be avoided by people with heart disease.  Deep peels can also cause liver and kidney damage.   

Other side-effects of chemical peels include scarring, crusting, a change in skin color, infection, and cold sore reactivation.

Would you like to learn more about chemical peels?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tupelo, MS area Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.drmarkcraig.com, or by calling 662-377-6290.

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Have you heard of CoolSculpting but you’re somewhat skeptical about the claims of the technology?  CoolSculpting’s fat freezing technology is unfamiliar to many people, so it’s not surprising that they are curious to find out if CoolSculpting really works.  

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Yes, CoolSculpting does work.  CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that uses a system of controlled cooling known as cryolipolysis, to remove stubborn bulges of fat.  A single CoolSculpting treatment can reduce fat in the targeted area by 20-25%.  Therefore, one treatment is often all that’s needed to get the desired results.  Here’s how CoolSculpting works!

When the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the treatment area it selectively freezes and kills the fat cells, because they are more sensitive to freezing temperatures.  However, it does not harm the surrounding skin and underlying tissue.   The fat cells frozen during treatment are naturally processed out of the body over the following weeks. 

Some improvement can be seen about 3 weeks after treatment but optimal results can take up to 4 months. 

CoolSculpting is an innovative way to remove stubborn bulges of fat and create the body shape you’ve always wanted.

How Long Do The Results Last?

Once the fat cells are shed they are gone for good, so the results are long-lasting. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid excessive fat gain in the remaining fat cells.

Am I A Candidate For CoolSculpting?

If you have small to moderate areas of fat that you haven’t been able to reduce with diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting.  CoolSculpting is intended for use on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, back fat, bra fat, submental area (fat under the chin), and fat beneath the buttocks (banana roll).   It is not a weight-loss treatment.

Would you like to learn more about CoolSculpting?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Daytona Beach, FL or surrounding areas, contact Dr. Curtis Schalit for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Schalit at www.drschalit.com, or by calling (386) 516-5830.

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