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Although we all try to take the best care of our skin, sun damage, environmental toxins, aging and diet all take their toll and it sometimes becomes necessary to turn to a cosmetic procedure in order to restore harmony and balance to the complexion. A chemical peel with Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV helps to strip the skin of impurities, debris, dirt, oil and makeup, revealing a pristine new layer underneath that is radiant and youthful.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels have been used for hundreds of years to help exfoliate and rejuvenate tired, dull and blemished skin. Chemical peels can also have a tightening, firming effect on the complexion.

Each peel is formulated according to your individual skin type. Most peels use alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol, and range from mild to intense. With a light peel, you can undergo treatment over your lunch break and then return promptly to your regular routine. Medium and deep peels are recommended for more entrenched skin conditions such as sun damage or brown spots, and may require an extended recovery period. Dr. Leong will choose the best peel for your skin condition once he examines you at your confidential Morgantown WV consultation.

Who is an ideal candidate for a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a good solution for those patients who struggle with fine lines and wrinkles; acne scarring and acne lesions; hyperpigmentation; rough or scaly skin; dull skin; sun damage; brown spots; or general age-related complexion concerns. A chemical peel can be performed not only on the face, but on any area of the body that needs attention. Chemical peels can be wonderfully combined with some of our medical grade skin care products. These specially formulated lotions and creams can help extend the positive effects of your Morgantown WV procedure.

What will my recovery entail?

Recovery for a chemical peel will depend on its depth. With superficial peels, you can leave the office and go back to work or school right away. With a deeper peel, you may need a few weeks for the skin to fully heal, but your results will be more dramatic. Redness, swelling and tenderness are all normal with a deep peel. Dr. Leong will provide you with detailed instructions for self-care and will follow up with you in a timely manner to make sure your recovery is on track.

Why choose Dr. Leong in Morgantown, WV?

Dr. Paul Leong is a leading choice for anyone concerned with natural results, integrity, innovation and compassion. He is dedicated to providing personalized outcomes that reflect your highest possibilities for beauty, youthfulness and good health. Dr. Leong’s calm, caring demeanor combines with his extensive training and skill to create the ideal patient experience at our Morgantown WV offices.

After graduating from the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Leong spent the next seven years pursuing a challenging fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the University of Pittsburgh. He then continued to refine and develop his skill set with a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Leong’s rigorous training, combined with his artistry and eye for detail, have made him among the most sought-after physicians in Morgantown, WV and beyond.

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