Question: After 10 years of teaching high school, needless to say, I have developed quite a few wrinkles. I cannot quite afford surgery but less invasive options might work on my budget. Will a chemical peel soften my well-earned wrinkles after a few treatments?
Answer: Yes, there are certainly chemical or laser peels that can be used to soften wrinkles and improve the texture and coloration of the facial skin. At Quintessa Medical Spa, we have various treatment options from chemical peels to more sophisticated lasers, such as the ProFractional laser by Sciton that lasers small channels in the skin that create new collagen, wrinkle reduction and, overall, improve the texture and discoloration of the skin. Oftentimes, we combine various treatment modalities in one session in order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. One of these is where we combine broadband light with ProFractional laser resurfacing as well as a Micro Laser Peel, and we call this the North Shore Reveal. It can be extraordinarily effective at improving fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolorations, and rough surface texture. It has approximately two to three days of some mild downtime but the result is well worth the effort and cost. For significant skin problems, we will recommend a series of three treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart.