MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center -  - Cosmetic Dermatologist

Joseph Muccini, MD, FAAD

Cosmetic Dermatologist located in St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO

Facials/Peels

At his practice, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Muccini helps people with fine lines, discoloration, and rough spots obtain the skin they desire using innovative chemical peels and facials. People throughout Chesterfield and the St. Louis area can visit Dr. Muccini for treatments suited to their unique needs.

Facials/Peels Q & A

by Joseph Muccini, MD, FAAD

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure used to help restore the appearance of skin on the face, hands, and neck. A chemical peel works by employing a solution applied to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate and shed damaged cells. There are three types of peels—superficial, medium, and deep.

  • Superficial: used to address mild skin discoloration and rough areas
  • Medium: used to improve moderate skin discoloration, age spots, wrinkles, and freckles
  • Deep: usually only performed once, this is used to address darker freckles, moderate lines, shallow scars, and age spots

Other facial treatments are available as well.  Some options are designed for more sensitive skin that would not react well with the chemicals used in a chemical peel. For more information about other available facial treatments, please contact the office.

When Should I Choose a Chemical Peel? 

Chemicals peels are used by those who wish to treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin
  • Crow’s feet
  • Sagging skin
  • Scars
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles

What can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?

Follow-up care will be required for all peels:

  • Superficial peels require 1 to 7 days to heal. The skin may be red and dry. Lotions can be applied until skin is fully healed. Sunscreen must also be worn. Makeup can typically be used the day following treatment.
  • Medium peels require approximately 7 to 14 days to heal. Swelling is common, and the skin must be soaked daily in the beginning. An antiviral medication may be prescribed and an ointment will be applied. The sun must be avoided throughout the healing process. Camouflage makeup can be used after 5 to 7 days.
  • Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The skin will be bandaged and will be soaked 4 to 6 times each day. The ointment will be used for 14 days followed by a thick lotion. Antiviral medication may be prescribed and sun exposure must be avoided for 3 to 6 months. Camouflage makeup can be used after 14 days.
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Excellent communication skills and exceptional care. Nice office and staff as well. Very considerate in terms of scheduling."

    Michelle B.
  • Vitals

    "Great guy and staff. Quite attentive, listened well, spot on diagnosis with no misdirection....Presented excellent, clear instructions to follow."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He is so on target with every diagnosis...is able to quickly get to the bottom of an issue & treat it accordingly...I would recommend him to everyone..."

    Daisy L.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent communication skills and exceptional care. Nice office and staff as well. Very considerate in terms of scheduling."

    Michelle B.
  • Vitals

    "Great guy and staff. Quite attentive, listened well, spot on diagnosis with no misdirection....Presented excellent, clear instructions to follow."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He is so on target with every diagnosis...is able to quickly get to the bottom of an issue & treat it accordingly...I would recommend him to everyone..."

    Daisy L.