What should I expect from my consultation?
During your consultation, you will learn about Skin Care and discuss your needs and concerns. Dr. Nabil Fakih will carefully examine your entire face and he will determine what type of treatment you need. For most facial treatments, Dr. Nabil Fakih recommends that your skin is optimally prepared prior to your treatment; preparation before the peles is integral to the safest, most effective treatment.
After your consultation we will take photographs for your medical record and we will discuss the surgery fees and scheduling dates. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. Also provide information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
Chemical Peels / Facial Peels
Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy (BHA) peels are superficial chemical peels that brighten and refresh the skin with little to no down-time. Chemical peels may be used to treat most skin types, and areas with irregular pigmentation, dry spots, acne, or fine wrinkles. Chemical peels can be combined with or without a facial treatment. Trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA) are medium-depth chemical peels to treat superficial wrinkles, discolorations and other pigment irregularities of the skin.
Microdermabrasion will improve your skin’s texture by gently removing the dead, outermost layers of skin with fine crystals, revealing the smooth, healthy skin beneath. An effective treatment to help lighten sunspots, reduce fine lines and improve acne scars. Microdermabrasion can be combined with a facial to refresh and rejuvenate your skin with no down-time or on its own as a lunchtime or maintenance procedure.
Recovery – Medium to Deep
The skin may appear red and swollen immediately following the procedure. The swelling is more pronounced with a deep chemical peel. The skin will turn brown over 48 hours and slough over the next 7-10 days. Make-up and sunscreen/moisturizer can then be used. The underlying skin will appear pinker and healthier. This pink appearance completely fades in 2-3 weeks and easily covered with make-up. Continued improvement from these peels can be seen even up to a year following the procedure. A medium depth peel can be repeated every 6 months to 1 year. A deep chemical peel can only be done once.