Choose a qualified professional to perform your chemical peel

November 10, 2010

Choose a qualified professional to perform your chemical peel
Choose a qualified professional to perform your chemical peel

Individuals who are looking for a way to reduce the signs of aging could consider chemical peel treatments. However, while the procedure can yield significant results, patients should be well informed before their appointment, Louisiana-based newspaper The Houma Courier reports.

One of the most important things to consider before scheduling an appointment is what type and strength of peel is best for one's skin, physicians say. Peels are offered in a wide spectrum ranging from mild, which may leave skin looking more youthful, to more powerful ones that are designed to remove spots.

Perhaps the most crucial factor to take into consideration is the expected results and anticipated recovery time. Similarly, finding a board certified plastic surgeon (or dermatologist) to perform the treatment is also crucial.

Peels are serious procedures and should only be performed under the direction of an experience, qualified surgeon that understands how to deal with risks and complications.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, chemical peels were one of the most popular non-surgical procedures in 2009, with 529,285 patients receiving the treatment.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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