Chemical Peels

Dr. Scott Sattler offers chemical peels to Seattle area patients as aesthetic procedure to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines along the cheeks, lips, chin and forehead.  These fine facial lines are generally impossible to improve with dermal fillers or Botox injections.

The chemical peel solution removes outer layers of skin which are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems.  Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are tainted by the previous skin condition. 

Reasons for Considering a Chemical Peel

  • Reduce facial wrinkles and lines.
  • Improve sun-damaged skin.
  • Correct age spots and pigmentation problems.
  • Lighten scars (especially from acne).
  • Treat precancerous skin lesions.

Dr. Sattler's Chemical Peel Procedure

Chemical peels are done by Dr. Sattler in our on-site procedure room. There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one.  Dr. Sattler will select what is best for the patient based on their skin condition, color, and desired result. Anesthesia can be used to maximize patient comfort during the chemical peel process.

During the procedure, Dr. Sattler cleanses the skin of surface oils.  A solution is then carefully applied and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin.  Changes in the skin are then carefully observed by Dr. Sattler.  The skin is then neutralized to stop the chemical peeling action and cleansed.  Finally, an ointment is applied to the skin to aid in healing.

There are various types of chemical peels available in our Seattle clinic, including glycolic acid, TCA and phenol cosmetic chemical facial peels.

Recovery Process after Chemical Peel

Dr. Sattler's team will review instructions after chemical peel procedures. An ointment is applied immediately following the chemical peel surgery to aid in the healing process.  The skin will have a pinkish color, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the procedure, which can be treated effectively with pain medication. 

Take The Next Step With Chemical Peels

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