Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa…

A chemical peel is an office-based procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines, especially on the face. The chemical 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.

Chemical peels are a popular as a way to freshen the face. People of all skin types can benefit from chemical peels to give their face a younger, healthier look.

I went to multiple Plastic Surgeons wanting lower eyelid surgery to get rid of intense under eye wrinkles when I smiled. They all said that I didn’t have enough skin for lower eyelid surgery, and they refused to do it on the grounds they all felt it would permanently pull my lower lid down and not help the wrinkles anyway. And that I had to “live with it.” Prior laser treatments did not diminish the wrinkles either, so I was out of options until I found Dr. Adam Summers. He disagreed with the other Plastic Surgeons, and guaranteed it would not permanently pull my lower lid down. He did the upper lids, lower lids, and an upper cheek lift for a great price and I am thrilled with the results. My eyelid is not pulled down and the wrinkles are gone! Just as importantly, the reason I would also recommend Dr. Summers as unlike Plastic Surgeons I’ve had surgery with in the past, he cared just as much for me and my endless questions or concerns postop as he did before I paid him. He even told me preop that if any wrinkles remained he would stand by his work and get rid of them for free. That is the mark of a truly great Plastic Surgeon. I’d also like to acknowledge Melinda, office manager, the nurses and all the staff for going over and above with great customer service. I’m a fan for life!

– L.H. Verified TrueReview®

L.H.
Dear Dr. Summers, I can’t thank you enough for what you have given me…You have given me much more than a facelift. You have given me a spirit lift, a lift for my soul and heart. Is it possible to operate on one’s soul? I feel that you have. You put in much more than sutures… you have added a lightness, a joi de vivre, and, perhaps more importantly, a thrill of adventure and self-appreciation that years of psychiatric help would fail to accomplish – and all of this flows to my family and friends and those around me. Critics of plastic surgery fail to take this into consideration. My facelift has given me the freedom to concentrate on others without fear or self-consciousness of my looks (or lack of). As humans, sometimes it’s hard to look past outer beauty to see the beauty inside of all of us… Thank you for one less worry!

– Fran F. Verified TrueReview®

Fran F.
Dr. Summers is always very meticulous and caring when treating me. He answers all of my questions and ensures the best result. He is always available for your concerns.

– Mamie A. Verified TrueReview®

Mamie Ambrose
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kindness, support and relaxed demeanor over the past several months. You made me feel at ease about my surgery. In the operating room I remember you holding my hand as I was “put to sleep”. As you said, combined surgeries add time, this can create more nausea, prolonged recovery and higher risk of infection. In 6 hours, you performed a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. My recovery although difficult as you said, was uneventful. Six months later, I am so happy, so trusting in you with what I have seen, that I am now considering a lower body lift.
Erin
Entire process was phenomenal! From the consult where all my questions were answered, to appointment scheduling, to the staff and nurses, to Dr. Summers compassion and exemplary skills as a surgeon.

– Christi S. Verified TrueReview®

Christi S.
I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my new nose! Dr. Summers made the entire process sooooo easy and I looked great right away! I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I got just the look I wanted. Thank you, Dr. Summers!

– J. Hoover Verified TrueReview®

J. Hoover
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReview®

Kathy S
My experience with Dr. Summers and his staff was superior. Everyone was very professional and helpful and all were eager to make you feel comfortable.

– Barbara F. Verified TrueReview®

Barbara F.
In line with the theme of this book, Invisible Worlds, here is our observation of the invisible and visible world created in this office. You demonstrate a love for your work and humanity, which expresses itself in the results that your patients experience. That you have a wonderful team working with you is clearly evidenced by the professional and congenial atmosphere that your staff has conveyed from the first consultation. We are grateful for all the positive changes you have brought into our lives. The good you have given to others will return to you multiplied abundantly.
David J.
I am a 35 year old mother of two children. Currently, I am working for a life insurance company via telecommunication. I would like to thank Dr. Adam Summers for having the opportunity to have this procedure. My breast augmentation and breast lift procedure turned out absolutely beautiful. I cannot describe how much better I feel about myself and the self-esteem I have gotten since my surgery. The results are simply amazing.

– Christina S. Verified TrueReview®

Christina S.

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.
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  • Smooth rough skin and improve its texture.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Eliminate brown splotches and age spots.
  • Improve the appearance of scars caused by acne.
  • Control acne breakouts.
  • May be used to treat entire areas or “spot treatments” on problem areas.
  • Are effective on the neck, declotte and hands.
  • Can remove pre-cancerous growths.

Note: You may have to have several chemical peels to correct certain kinds of problems.

 

General Procedure

At the time of your procedure at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results. There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa, our skin care specialists typically use varying strengths of glycolic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid).

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils. Using a soft brush or applicator, the chemical is applied to the areas of concern. The solution is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin. Most chemical peels sting or burn slightly or produce a short sensation of heat while applied, but the sensation is typically very mild. The skin is then neutralized and cleansed. Finally, skin care products are applied to the skin to aid in healing.

Recovery Process:

Skin care products, an ointment or a dressing are applied immediately after the chemical peel to aid in the healing process and to minimize swelling. Patients sometimes report minor discomfort associated with the procedure, which can be treated effectively with oral medication. The skin will have a pinkish color, and, with deeper peels, a thin crust may form over the area that was treated. Some kinds of peels cause your skin to be red, dry, and flaky for about a week after the procedure. In some cases, a scab may form during the healing process. The new layer of skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage for a period of time. We will instruct you the best way to cleanse, moisturize, and protect the treated skin from the sun.

The results of most chemical peel can be dramatic. However, maintenance treatments at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa will be necessary to help keep the skin looking smooth and refreshed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels:

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