When selecting a chemical peel provider, it’s essential that you begin your search by first doing some research on the chemical peel process. By developing an understanding of the process, its results, and its risks, you become are able to ask more meaningful questions that will help you determine which specialist is best for your needs. It’s also important to consider the type of results you hope to achieve, as well as the type of recovery process you are willing to undergo. Once you have an idea of the results you want, you can ask your specialist about his or her experience using peels to achieve those specific results in individuals with your skin type.
The following list can help you as you begin your selection process:
- Ask your specialist about his or her experience using different types of chemical peels, as well as asking questions about certification and training. Remember, many of the potential complications of chemical peels can be avoided by choosing a provider who has considerable experience in the type of peel you are looking for.
- Ask to see before and after photographs of other patients who have been treated by the practitioner. Be sure to ask to see photos of patients with conditions and treatments similar to your own.
- Ask about financing. Generally, medical insurance companies will not cover the costs of chemical peels. Be sure to ask your provider about all costs associated with the procedure, as well as any financing options that may be available to you. Especially in the case of medium and deep peels,, be sure any cost estimates include the costs associated with sedation in addition to the actual costs of the procedure.
Chemical peels can offer patients younger looking skin and a reduction or elimination of many types of skin damage. You can ensure your own satisfaction by making sure you take your time to select the provider that suits your needs.