Dr. Mac’s Cocktail Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a technique where a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, thus improving its appearance. Chemical peels are typically used on the face, but may also be applied to the neck or hands.
A cocktail chemical peel, or cocktailed chemical peel, combines various kinds of acids as well as other ingredients for peeling and the healing process afterwards. Dr. Mac’s Cocktail Chemical Peel often utilizes platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, as a regenerative medicine for the healing process.
Many factors play a role in the aging of the skin and in the degeneration of its appearance. Excessive sun exposure, tanning bed use and other factors can damage the skin.
Chemical peels shed the old, worn out skin to reveal smoother, less wrinkled skin beneath. Chemical peels are known for turning back the clock and are one of the most popular methods used in anti-aging.
Cocktailed peels can contain a number of acids, including TCA (trichloroacetic acid), BHA, AHA, resorcinol and phenol, are combined with retinol, vitamin C, and other additives. They infuse the skin with healing compounds while simultaneously shedding dead skin.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is often used by Dr. Mac during chemical peels as a regenerative medicine. Because PRP is a solution made from your own blood, it is one of the most natural regenerative medicines that can be used during the procedure.
Types of Peels
There are three main types of chemical peels:
- Superficial Peel – Also known as a lunchtime peel, this peel removes only the uppermost layers of the skin.
- Medium Peel – This is the most common type of peel and goes deeper than a superficial peel to make the transformation much more noticeable.
- Deep Peel – Due to their potential complications, deep peels have in large part been replaced by laser skin resurfacing, which offers similar results with less risk of complication. To see some of our alternative treatments, visit our facial procedures page.
Different acid combinations are used depending on the type of peel performed.
Potential Side Effects
Complications may include temporary or permanent change in skin color, particularly for women on birth control, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration. Scarring is also possible, including the reactivation of cold sores if this condition is present.
Dr. Moretz is happy to advise you about your risk factors for these side effects and ways to minimize complications with actions taken before, during and after your procedure. If Dr. Mac does not think you have a good chance of success with the procedure, he will not recommend that you undergo the procedure. Most individuals looking to reverse signs of aging in the face will be good candidates for a chemical peel with Dr. McCoy Moretz.
Following a chemical peel, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun and ultraviolet light for a minimum of 3 months following the procedure. Dr. Mac may recommend other steps to take in order to protect your skin following your procedure and make your results last as long as possible.
Why Choose Dr. Mac Moretz?
Dr. McCoy Lee Moretz, a renowned Beverly Hills Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, welcomes you to a new standard of professionalism and surgical skill in cosmetic surgery.
If the eyes are the window to the soul and the face is then the window to the persona, let Face of Beverly Hills’ expert surgeon Dr. Mac Moretz shape your physical persona not to society’s image of perfection, but to your own individual perception of a happier, more confident you.