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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in Tijuana – Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Chemical peels remove the top layer of skin that is damaged from the sun, age, acne, wrinkles or areas of dark pigmentation. Removing the top layer of skin causes the skin to generate new skin cells that develop into a fresher, healthier layer of skin. Chemical peels vary in intensity and the specific chemical solution used is based on the patient’s individual needs.

Do I Need a Chemical Peel?

You may be a suitable candidate for a chemical peel in Tijuana if you identify with one or more of the following statements:

  • I want to smooth and reduce facial wrinkles and lines
  • I want to improve the appearance of signs of sun damage on my face
  • I want to correct age spots and areas of dark pigmentation
  • I want to lighten scars on my face
  • I want to lighten acne scars on my face
  • I want to treat precancerous skin lesions

Dr. Fuentes strongly advises patients with any active skin disease, infection or acne to wait to get the condition under control before scheduling a chemical peel.

What Does a Chemical Peel Entail?

There are several types of chemical solutions used in peels, ranging in level of severity from mild to more severe. The exact solution chosen is based on the patient’s skin condition, color and desired result.

Before starting the treatment, Tijuana chemical peel provider Dr. Fuentes or his medical aesthetician will cleanse the facial skin. They will carefully apply the chemical solution and allow it to sit on the skin for a short time to remove the top layer of damaged skin; the skin may then turn white. They neutralize the skin and cleanse it again, and finally apply an ointment and dressings to aid with healing.

Recovering from a Chemical Peel

The skin will likely be pinkish and start to crust after a chemical peel. It may also feel uncomfortable, but Dr. Fuentes can prescribe an oral pain medication to ease discomfort. It’s important to rest and limit movement after a chemical peel until Dr. Fuentes clears you to return to your normal activities. The exact recovery time will vary from patient to patient, depending on the type of chemical peel that was performed. If you start to notice a potential problem, contact our practice immediately to speak with Dr. Fuentes.

Call (619) 202-4443 or email our cosmetic surgery office to set up a consultation to learn more about the different types of chemical peels in Tijuana.


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