Chemical Peel

Before And After Photos

This is a 68 year old woman who presented to me for facial rejuvenation. She wanted to keep it simple. After a thorough examination, and based on her goals, we elected to perform a facelift, dermabrasion of the upper and lower lip lines and a full face TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel. The facelift was chosen to improve the nasolabial folds (the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and creases around her mouth as well as to improve her jaw line and reduce her jowls. The chemical peel was to soften the wrinkles around her face and improve the appearance of her skin. The dermabrasion (skin sanding) around her upper and lower lips is to help reduce her lip lines.

She is seen in these photos about 1 year after her procedures. The only problem she had afterwards was some hard healing from the dermabrasion that resulted in thicker skin that took a few months to soften and look its best. There is an overall dramatic, yet natural, improvement. She looks younger, more refreshed. One important element of her transformation is that her skin wrinkling is much less. Providing for the most “natural” results often is a combination of procedures that move and tighten the skin, treat the skin itself, and plump areas that are hollowed with fat.